Monday, June 27, 2011

Illinois: Blagojevich guilty of corruption

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.

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.
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1 comment:

The Archer of the Forest said...

I lived in Chicago for a few years, about the time that Blago was re-elected mayor. Watching the criminal investigation was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. The investigator kept getting closer and closer to the Governor's office.

The sad thing was that everyone knew he was a crook, but they re-elected him anyway.