August 17th, 2010
05:35 PM ET
4 years ago

Blagojevich found guilty on 1 charge; jury hung on 23

 Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on Tuesday of making false statements or representations to the FBI.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on Tuesday of making false statements or representations to the FBI.

Chicago, Illinois (CNN) - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on Tuesday of making false statements or representations to the FBI.

The jury, which deliberated for 14 days, said it was hung on 23 other counts against him and on the charges against the former governor's brother, Robert Blagojevich.

The former governor faced charges including racketeering, wire fraud, attempted extortion and bribery. A two-term Democrat, he was removed from office in January 2009 amid accusations that he attempted to sell the U.S. Senate seat that had been occupied by Barack Obama before Obama was elected president.

"I feel bad for my brother," said Robert Blagojevich, who spoke outside the Chicago courthouse shortly after the jury's decision.

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  1. Ready for 2012

    He should not have been found guilty of any of the charges.

    August 17, 2010 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
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