Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Convicted On 17 Of 20 Counts
No verdict could be reached on two counts, and on one count he was not guilty.
The charges against Blagojevich can be broken down into five alleged schemes: exchange of the U.S. Senate seat for personal gain; and fundraising shakedowns against a hospital CEO , the state tollway, a horseracing executive and a grant for Chicago Schools. Half the counts are wire fraud, which requires the government to prove Blagojevich wasn’t just talking, but took further actions by placing phone calls.Click here for reuse options!
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