His comments came hours after he pardoned filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, and days after he pardoned late boxer Jack Johnson.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Blagojevich, 61, was sent to jail in Colorado after he was caught trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat in exchange for favors. He was arrested in 2008 and sentenced to 14 years in prison.
On September 2017, the politician-turned-jailbird spoke out, telling NBC 5 Chicago that despite the fact that he prolonged his prison sentence by refusing to plead guilty, he has no regrets.
“I firmly believe that I never crossed any lines in seeking to raise campaign contribution,” he said at the time. “I believed I knew what the law was and that I followed it.”
Beloved TV personality Martha Stewart served five months in prison after a six-week trial that ended with her felony conviction on multiple charges.
The chaos began when Stewart avoided a loss of about $46K by selling all 3,928 shares of her ImClone Systems stock in 2001. She did so after receiving a secret tip from her broker, Peter Bacanovic. The day following her sudden sale, the stock value fell 16%.
According to former FBI Director James Comey, Stewart, 76, didn’t go to jail because of insider trade — but because she told police she hadn’t done so.
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