Weeks after his conviction, lawyers for Blagojevich filed notice that they will appeal [JURIST report]. Blagojevich was scheduled to be sentenced in October after he was convicted in June, but the sentencing hearing was delayed [JURIST report] until December. In January 2009 the Illinois State Senate voted unanimously [JURIST report] to convict Blagojevich of abuse of power and remove him from office. Blagojevich is the first Illinois governor to be impeached and removed from office. Blagojevich and Harris were initially arrested [JURIST report] in December 2008.
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