CHICAGO — An attorney review board has stripped former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich of his license to practice law.
The move was expected despite President Trump’s decision to release Blagojevich from prison early.
The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission found Blagojevich engaged in a pattern of “dishonest and deceptive conduct.
Additionally, they said he has “not acknowledged that his conduct was wrongful or expressed any remorse.”
The Illinois Supreme Court previously suspended Blagojevich’s law license indefinitely after his conviction on counts of wire fraud, bribery and attempted extortion.
“I haven’t practiced law since 1995. Imagine yourself sitting on a plane and then the pilot announces before takeoff that he hasn’t flown in 25 years. Wouldn’t you want to get off that plane? I don’t want to hurt anybody,” Blagojevich said in a statement.
Blagojevich came home from a Colorado prison last month.