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Trump commutes former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich’s sentence

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has commuted the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

The 63-year-old Democrat is expected to walk out of prison later Tuesday.

Trump told reporters the sentence was “ridiculous.”

The former governor was convicted of political corruption in 2010, just months after he appeared on Trump’s reality TV show, “Celebrity Apprentice."

He was convicted on charges that included seeking to sell an appointment to Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat and trying to shake down a children’s hospital.

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