In this March 14, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks to the media outside his home in Chicago as his wife, Patti, wipes away tears a day before he was to report to a prison in Littleton, Colo. On Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago posted a notice indicating there would be no rehearing for the imprisoned Democrat on his corruption convictions. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
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)
Former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and wife Patti arrive at court earlier this month for his second trial in Chicago. Blagojevich, who was convicted of one count of lying to the FBI in his original trial, faces 20 federal counts at his second trial.
Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his wife, Patti, arrive at federal court in Chicago for final jury selection and opening arguments in his second corruption trial. Blagojevich, convicted in his original trial on one count of lying to the FBI, faces 20 counts this time. (Associated Press)
** FILE ** Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, with his wife, Patti, talks to members of the media in Chicago on Aug. 17, 2010, after a federal jury found him guilty of one count of lying to FBI agents. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
Former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich talks defiantly to the news media at the federal court building in Chicago on Tuesday, with wife Patti next to him, after being convicted on one felony count of lying to the FBI. But prosecutors said they would retry him on the 23 other corruption and fraud charges. (Associated Press)