The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

April 18, 2014

Blagojevich campaign account donates final dollars


Associated Press

THIRD LAKE, Ill. — A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into the Chicago Democrat's prison term.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports Friends of Rod Blagojevich donated $709.85 to a Serbian Orthodox Church monastery earlier this month.

The gift to New Gracanica Monastery in Third Lake cleared out the account and was reflected in reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

The Lake County monastery is the seat of the church's Midwestern America diocese.

Blagojevich has Serbian roots.

The 57-year-old politician is in a Colorado prison serving a 14-year sentence for multiple corruption convictions. A court's expected to rule on his appeal soon.