LITTLETON, Colo. — An appeals court in Chicago overturned five of 12 counts against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich , according to the Chicago Tribune.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals released the decision on on Tuesday morning.
The Democrat was at federal prison in Littleton, Colo. serving a 14-year sentence on a corruption conviction, according to a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons.
He was convicted of corruption in June 2011 with 17 guilty verdicts against him.
In his appeal, the 58-year-old Blagojevich argued he’d merely engaged in legal, run-of-the-mill political horse-trading, the AP report said. The appeal also alleged a litany of errors by trial Judge James Zagel.