Rod Blagojevich gets 14 years in prison for corruption and State Senator Bill Haine (pictured) says that's about right. It's one of the stiffest penalties for corruption in a state with a history of crooked politicians.

Blagojevich has long declared his innocence, but on Wednesday, he offered an apology.  Haine, the Alton Democrat who was at one point the Madison County State's Attorney, says it's hard to tell if he was being sincere.

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The ex-Illinois governor was convicted of trying to sell President Obama's former U.S. Senate seat for cash and political favors. His defense attorneys were hoping for probation. His legal team is expected to appeal the decision. Blagojevich is due to report to prison February 16.