Blagojevich turns 56 behind bars

Rod Blagojevich was arrested on Dec. 9, 2008 on charges from the selection of Obama's successor. (AP Photo)

December 10, 2012 2:09:07 PM PST
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich turned 56-years-old on Monday.

He is serving a 14-year federal prison term on corruption charges near Denver, Colorado.

He was convicted of 18 counts, including illegal shakedowns for campaign cash, lying to federal agents and trying to sell a United States Senate seat.