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Supreme Court Suspends Blagojevich’s Law License

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Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich returns to his house after learning of his guilty verdict. (Credit: CBS)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) – The Illinois Supreme Court has suspended former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s law license “until further notice.”

The state’s Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission has begun a push to have Blagojevich disbarred after he was convicted of multiple corruption charges at his retrial earlier this year. He was also convicted of lying to the FBI at his first trial last year.

The Illinois Supreme Court issued a one-sentence order on Wednesday that Blagojevich’s law license has been suspended indefinitely.

Blagojevich hasn’t practiced law since he was elected to Congress in 1996 and had already voluntarily suspended his law license.

The former governor is awaiting sentencing on 18 corruption counts, including charges he tried to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat. He was impeached and removed from office as governor in January 2009 and also has been barred from running for any local or state office in Illinois.

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