Rod Blagojevich, the embattled former Democratic governor of Illinois, was found guilty on Monday of 17 charges, among them trying to sell President Obama's former Senate seat.
From The Associated Press:
The verdict was a bitter defeat for Blagojevich, who had spent 2 1/2 years professing his innocence on reality TV shows and later on the witness stand. His defense team had insisted that hours of FBI wiretap recordings were just the ramblings of a politician who liked to think out loud.
Blagojevich, 54, now faces up to 300 years in prison, although he'll most likely serve only a fraction of that time. Richard Kling, a professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, told CNN that he would probably spend between six and 11 years in jail.
Twitter users around the world took to the social media site to share their thoughts on the former governor's convictions, which ranged from sadness for his family to "about time." And yes, there was a lot of commentary about Blagojevich's hair.
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