Prosecutors say they won’t retry former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich on the five counts tossed by a federal appeals court and have requested a resentencing date.
Federal prosecutors made the filing after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Blagojevich’s appeal of his remaining corruption convictions. Those convictions included his attempt to sell an appointment to the vacant Senate seat once occupied by President Barack Obama.
The high court was one of the 59-year-old Democrat’s last hopes to reduce his 14-year prison sentence.
A federal appeals court previously vacated Blagojevich’s convictions on five counts and told prosecutors to retry or resentence him. The former governor still faces sentencing on the remaining 13 convictions.