U.S. Supreme Court denies Blagojevich appeal request


(WAND) - The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal request for former governor Rod Blagojevich.

This is the second time his request for an appeal has been shut down.

Blagojevich requested the appeal be heard, claiming he is innocent, because he never made explicit promises in exchange for campaign contributions.

He was impeached and convicted for corruption after he solicited bribes for political appointments, including Barack Obama's Senate seat.

He has currently served more than five years of a 14-year sentence in a Colorado prison.

He is set to be released in 2024.

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