Former governor Rod Blagojevich's 14-year sentence will remain intact as the judge was unmoved to reduce the duration of his punishment.
Blagojevich has spent four-and-a-half years in a Colorado prison after having been found guilty of 18 fraud, bribery and extortion charges back in 2011.
Last month, a federal appeals court threw out five of the counts, leading to the resentencing. Blagojevich's camp was seeking a shorter sentence of five years, which could have led to his release, but prosecutors argued that the ex-governor has not changed and urged Judge James Zagel to impose his original sentence of 14 years.
Despite Blagojevich's tearful apology for his actions and his wife and children's pleas, Zagel kept the sentence at 14 years, saying Blagojevich was still guilty of the corruption crimes for which he was convicted.