Blagojevich convicted on corruption charges
June 27th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Blagojevich convicted on corruption charges

Chicago (CNN) - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted Monday on 17 of the 20 public corruption charges against him.

The jury acquitted Blagojevich on one count of bribery and was unable to reach verdicts on two counts of attempted extortion.

The charges against Blagojevich included trying to peddle the U.S. Senate seat held by Barack Obama before he resigned to become president. Blagojevich has denied any intention of bribery.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. ConservaFASCISTS

    Leave the man alone already. How many times can you be tried for the same offenses? Geesh! The media has made the guy out to be a scumbag(which he probably is), but I can care less. What a waste of taxpayer money.

    June 27, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  2. John K.

    Illinois Democrats....nothing else needs to be said.

    June 27, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  3. Obama/Biden - 2012 - Four More years of Unemployment, Debt, Deficits, Leading-from-Behind, Golf Outings, Vacations and Celebrity Events

    Another Democrat crook... Illinois is going to have to expand their prison system to hold them all!
    And besides, Obama will need a room when he gets the boot in 2012!

    June 27, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Hey – he's like the republican governors in several other states - either shut up about him or tell all on the other side too. At least Blago didn't try to turn this country toward FASCISM with every move (the others are doing it as we speak).

    June 27, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |