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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is currently serving a 14-year prison sentence for political corruption — including for seeking to sell or trade an appointment to President Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat in exchange for campaign contributions or a well-paying job. (Associated Press)

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is currently serving a 14-year prison sentence for political corruption — including for seeking to sell or trade an appointment to President Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat in exchange for campaign contributions or a well-paying job. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago said transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Blagojevich's corruption trials will remain sealed. The court is still mulling its decision on the imprisoned former Illinois governor's request to toss his convictions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago said transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Blagojevich's corruption trials will remain sealed. The court is still mulling its decision on the imprisoned former Illinois governor's request to toss his convictions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago said transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Blagojevich's corruption trials will remain sealed. The court is still mulling its decision on the imprisoned former Illinois governor's request to toss his convictions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed a 158-motion for a retrial on his behalf, citing alleged errors and biases. A jury last month convicted the former governor on 17 of 20 charges. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald talks about the criminal complaint against then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich during a news conference in Chicago in 2008.

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich kisses his wife, Patti, while speaking to the media March 14, 2012 in Chicago. (Associated Press)

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs from his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., on Thursday, March 15, 2012, to begin a 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives by car with his wife, Patti, at the federal building in Chicago on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, for his sentencing hearing on 18 corruption counts, including trying to auction off President Obama's old Senate seat. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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** FILE ** In this Jan. 13, 2003, file photo, Illinois' first lady Patti Blagojevich, left, applauds with her father, Richard Mell, center, during inauguration day ceremonies for her husband, Gov. Rod Blagojevich, in Springfield, Ill. Blagojevich, convicted on 18 counts of corruption in June 2011, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, for the start of his sentencing hearing. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed a 158-motion for a retrial on his behalf, citing alleged errors and biases. A jury last month convicted the former governor on 17 of 20 charges. (Associated Press)

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks to the media at the Federal Courthouse in Chicago on June 27, 2011. Blagojevich has been convicted of 17 of the 20 charges against him, including all 11 charges related to his attempt to sell or trade President Obama's vacated Senate seat. At right is his wife Patti. (Associated Press)