Blagojevich Headed To Prison Near Denver: Report

Corrupt former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) will serve his time behind bars in a low-security prison near Denver, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Neither the US Prisons Bureau nor federal prosecutors would talk about the situation, but the newspaper’s sources said Blagojevich would serve his 14-year sentence in the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood near the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo.

Blagojevich was convicted last year for, among other things, trying to sell the US Senate seat vacated by President Obama. He is expected to report to the prison March 15.

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