Blagojevich Found Guilty

    In this courtroom sketch made Monday, May 2, 2011, in Chicago, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich listens as his attorney  Sheldon Sorosky, stands before U. S. District Judge James Zagel, during jury selection in the Federal Courthouse. Blagojevich who was convicted of one count of lying to the FBI in his original trial, faces 20 federal counts at his second trial, including allegations that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's former Senate seat.

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    A federal jury in Chicago found former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich guilty of trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. He was found guilty of 17 counts of wire fraud, attempted extortion, bribery, extortion conspiracy and bribery conspiracy. The jury deadlocked on two counts of attempted extortion and acquitted him on one charge of bribery. Blagojevich showed no reaction as the jury read the verdict, but hiis wife, Patti, burst into tears. Jurors at the first trial found him guilty of only one charge, lying to the FBI, and could not agree on 23 others.

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