Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption.BBC
He was found guilty in June of 17 counts of graft, including trying to sell the US Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.
At the sentencing in Chicago, he said he was "unbelievably sorry" and had made "terrible mistakes".
Prosecutors had requested a maximum sentence of 20 years, saying the 54-year-old knew he was breaking the law.
The Democrat was arrested in December 2008 while still in office.
Pleading for leniency on Wednesday, Blagojevich told Judge James Zagel he thought what he had been doing was "permissible".