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U.S. Supreme Court denies former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal

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It appears former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is out of options to win early release from federal prison.

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Illinois Democrat's appeal in an order list issued early Monday morning. With the high court denying the former governor another day in court, it appears there are no legal options left short of presidential clemency. 

Blagojevich has served six years of a 14-year sentence on federal corruption charges after he was convicted for attempting to sell the vacated Senate seat of Barack Obama when he was elected to the presidency in 2008. 

Blagojevich is due for release from prison in May 2024. 

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