CHICAGO — A jury has found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty on 17 corruption-related charges, including trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.Read the rest here.
Blagojevich had faced 20 charges, including the Senate seat allegation and that he schemed to shake down executives for campaign donations. He was convicted on all charges regarding the Senate seat.
The jurors delivered their verdicts Monday after deliberating nine days.
Blagojevich testified for seven days, denying wrongdoing.