Blagojevich guilty on 17 counts
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted Monday on 17 of the 20 public corruption charges against him.
June 27th, 2011
03:28 PM ET

Blagojevich guilty on 17 counts

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 10 charges related to wire fraud, and other charges of extortion, extortion conspiracy, solicitation of a bribe, and  conspiracy to solicit a bribe.

Thirteen of the charges each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

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 (29 Responses)
  1. kevin

    That's ok Obama will pardon him soon. Can't have all those dirty little secrets coming out so close to election time!

    June 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    I want to take care of mrs blago while hes in there ahh she wouldnt even misr him

    June 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. zigzag

    Its about freakin time!!!!!! Rot Blago.

    June 27, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy

    He's been the worst in a string of extremely bad choices for Governor of Illinois.
    Buh bye.

    June 27, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Sorry dude, but your Trump type hair won't help.

    June 27, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua

    I always liked this guy, but thought he would look better with a mustache.

    June 27, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fernace

    Yay, now Tom DeLay will have company in the fraud & conspiracy Big House. I bet he's happy about that.@ 1975 Hurst Olds, me & my x-hubby had a H.O. built on April 1, 1976. Supposedly they quit making the H.O. tranny in '75', but we ended up with the '76' April Fools joke, confirmed by the Olds dealer. It was such a fun car!

    June 27, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gung hoe

    I still want to have my way with mrs blago really shes my dream angel

    June 28, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. Billie

    First you people are sick, talking about his wife that way! Low Lifes. You people thinking this is good are clearly not thinking for yourselves, simply following what you hear. He DID NOTHING, spoke of or referred to things that were taken out of context and was of NORMAL EVERYDAY POLITICS. Your public idols are all Players in some way in the political game with their actions, words and strong arming. He DID NOTHING – maybe spoke general politics. Hold up anyone of your politicians you think of to that standard – they all would do time AND MORE than Blago. This is complete BS – the selfish just want him out because they choose not to help others! It is a conspiracy against do good politicians! The things you complain of him doing were not illegal, helping w/free services etc. Republican trash just are manipulative enough to conspire to get rid of politics that HELP people!!

    June 28, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  10. wasko

    Post info about your buddy Blago for a couple minutes and then hide it under the bed........CONVICTED GOVERNOR of ILLINOIS.....POLITICAL CORRUPTION...... A CRIMINAL............ Commie News Network.........feed the people with your kindie news girls...............bama be gone

    June 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rod's Comb

    Boy it will feel good to feel Patti swallow when Rod is gone. Have her do all the tricks she did for him; but this time enjoy it!!!!

    July 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
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