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Rod Blagojevich

Rod BlagojevichAKA Milorad R. Blagojevich

Born: 10-Dec-1956
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Eastern Orthodox
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Illinois, 2003-09

Arrested in 2008 for allegedly peddling Barack Obama's vacated senate seat, though without Obama's knowledge. Furthermore, the complaint alleges that Blagojevich attempted to use state funds to force the firing of editorial board members of the Chicago Tribune, predicating the removal of members critical of the Governor before financial assistance would be provided for Wrigley Field.

Blagojevich was unanimously impeached by the Illinois State Senate on January 29, 2009, summarily removed from office, and eventually convicted on 17 of 20 counts of corruption. He is currently serving a 14-year sentence at Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Englewood, a low-security prison outside Littleton, Colorado.

Wife: Patricia Mell ("Patti")
Daughter: Amy
Daughter: Anne (b. 5-Apr-2003)

    High School: Foreman High School, Chicago, IL
    University: BA, Northwestern University (1979)
    University: JD, Pepperdine University (1983)

    Governor of Illinois (3-Jan-2003 to 29-Jan-2009, his impeachment)
    US Congressman, Illinois 5th (1997-2003)
    Illinois State House of Representatives (1993-96)
    Illinois State Official Cook County Assistant State's Attorney (1986-88)
    Endorsement of Roll International Wonderful Pistachios (2010)
    Chicago Bar Association former member
    Illinois State Bar Association
    Conspiracy 9-Dec-2008 (convicted, political corruption)
    Corruption 9-Dec-2008 (convicted)
    Making False Statements 9-Dec-2008 (convicted)
    Impeached 9-Jan-2009 (removed from Governorship, 29-Jan-2009)
    Serbian Ancestry

Official Website:
http://www.illinois.gov/gov/


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