June 27, 2011 03:18 PM by Lisa Princ
Who can forget Rod Blagojevich, who starred on the NBC‘s Celebrity Apprentice? After all, Donald Trump did have a habit of mocking the former governor on the show! Now, Rod Blagojevich is headed to the slammer! Keep reading for more!
That’s right our favorite governor from Celebrity Apprentice is headed to the slammer! Rod, who had been charged with attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated when President Obama was elected in 2008, was in complete shock today when a jury convicted him of 18 of the 20 counts that he had been previously charged with.
Rod Blagojevich was acquitted of soliciting bribes, but the jury was deadlocked on two charges of attempted extortion. After the trial, the former Celebrity Apprentice star said he was “frankly disappointed” and his wife was head whispering “Let’s just go home”. His previous trial ended in a hung jury as Rod maintained his story of innocence.
Dozens of people lined the courthouse awaiting the verdict and boo’s filled the air but no one was more “stunned” than Rod and his wife. No sentencing date has been issued yet, but the word is that Rod could get 7-10 years. I can’t help but wonder what Donald Trump would say right now!
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