BREAKING: Blago guilty on 17 counts
June 27th, 2011
03:19 PM ET
12 years ago

BREAKING: Blago guilty on 17 counts

Chicago (CNN) - A jury in the corruption case against Rod Blagojevich found the former governor of Illinois guilty of 17 of the 20 counts against him.

The 54-year-old former politician was found guilty on the first 10 charges related to wire fraud. Each of the charges carries a maximum penalty of 20 years.

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  1. The Dude

    Blago is going to look good in an orange jumpsuit. Hope they shave his head when he goes in.

    June 27, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  2. once upon a horse

    Go to jail, go DIRECTLY to jail. Do not pass go and of course get NO more money.

    June 27, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  3. gt

    i hate it for the guy...oh well they said when nixon left office" and life goes on"

    June 27, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  4. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Another corrupt Democrat going to jail.... Now that's a shocker...NOT!!

    June 27, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  5. New Age Independent

    Sure there is corruption in both parties, but it's rather obvious that Democrats have a commanding lead in the department.

    June 27, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |