LITTLETON, Colo. (WKOW) -- Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has entered a prison near Denver, Colorado, to begin serving his 14-year prison sentence.
Blagojevich has been convicted on more than a dozen corruption charges, including trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat. Blagojevich will serve his prison term at the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in suburban Denver.
CHICAGO (WKOW) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has left his Chicago home and is on his way to prison.
He's expected to report to a federal prison in Colorado by 2 p.m. on Thursday to begin his 14-year sentence.
Blagojevich was convicted on multiple corruption charges for an attempt to profit off President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat.
Wednesday night, the Democrat embraced the public spotlight one last time, giving a goodbye speech.
He is the state's second consecutive governor to be sent to prison for corruption. He's also the fourth Illinois governor to be jailed in four decades.