Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Convicted On 17 Of 20 Counts

Posted by | June 27, 2011 15:26 | Filed under: Top Stories

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.

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