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Trump commutes prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

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

And he says he has pardoned former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik and granted clemency to financier Michael Milken.

Blagojevich, a 63-year-old Democrat, is expected to walk out of prison later Tuesday.

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

Trump made the announcements Tuesday as he departed Washington en route to California and other western points.


CHICAGO, IL (AP)-- President Donald Trump is expected to commute 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. That's according to a person close to him, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they had not seen any signed paperwork.

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 included seeking to sell an appointment to Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat and trying to shake down a children's hospital.

Associated Press

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