Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich can finally stop pretending to be innocent, as he was convicted by a Chicago jury today, more than two years after being arrested, on seventeen counts of public corruption including attempting to sell President Obama's old Senate seat.
Blago was arguably the most entertaining cast member on his season of Celebrity Apprentice, and many viewers were sad to lose his brand of weaselly charm after Donald Trump gave him the boot. (Undoubtedly jealous of his hair.)
In his retrial, Blagojevich was found guilty on almost all of the twenty assorted counts of wire fraud, bribery, and conspiracy he was charged with. (He was exonerated on one bribery count, and dodged two other counts due to jury deadlock.) He is currently free on bond, while a pre-sentencing investigation is conducted. Legal expert Jeffrey Toobin speculates that Blago will likely receive a prison sentence of between eight and ten years.