Rod Blagojevich
3:44 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Blagojevich sentencing set for Dec. 6

A federal judge has set former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's sentencing on corruption charges for Dec. 6.

The new date appeared on a U.S. District Court's website Monday.

A federal judge in September indefinitely delayed an Oct. 6 sentencing date for Blagojevich apparently because it would have conflicted with the start of a related trial that month.

Jurors at Blagojevich's retrial earlier this year found the 54-year-old impeached governor guilty on 17 of 20 corruption charges, including attempted extortion for trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

At Blagojevich's first trial last year, a jury deadlocked on all but one count - convicting Blagojevich of lying to the FBI.

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