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Appeals Court Won't Hear Blagojevich Case

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A full appellate court in Chicago will not rehear the appeal of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals posted a notice Wednesday indicating there would be no rehearing for the imprisoned Democrat.

Blagojevich had hoped the full court might overturn more of his 18 convictions than the five counts a three-judge panel tossed in July.

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Rod Blagojevich arrives home after the verdict. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune)

Blagojevich's only remaining option for more counts to be overturned is an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The 58-year-old is serving a 14-year prison sentence in a Colorado prison for multiple corruption convictions. They included his attempt to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat.