Illinois Supreme Court Disbars Blagojevich

Illinois Supreme Court Disbars Blagojevich

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Supreme Court has officially confirmed the disbarment of former governor Rod Blagojevich.

In response to a motion by the Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, the high court approved and confirmed the report and recommendation that Blagojevich be disbarred.

The move comes just over two months after President Donald Trump commuted the conviction of the impeached governor. The ARDC in March ruled Blagojevich cannot practice law, but the decision required approval by the state Supreme Court.

Blagojevich was placed on an interim suspension on October 26, 2011. He was convicted in 2011 after two trials on 18 counts, which included wire fraud, bribery, attempted extortion and trying to sell former President Obama’s onetime Senate seat.