Disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear an appeal of his corruption convictions.
Blagojevich's last option is to appeal to the nation's high court after a three-judge appellate panel for the 7th Circuit Court in July threw out five of the 18 counts the former politician was convicted of in 2011. The reversed counts were tied to Blagojevich's effort to swap President Barack Obama's former Senate seat for a Cabinet position in the president's administration back in 2008.
In August, the 7th Circuit Court Court of Appeals rejected Blagojevich's request for a full-court rehearing.
Blagojevich began serving his 14-year sentence in a Colorado prison in March 2012 for his conviction on the corruption charges.