Blagojevich verdict: Guilty on 17 of 20 counts

Anyone notice the charge that dealt with the now Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emmanuel was thrown out after Jury deadlocked?

June 27, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Former governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on 17 of 20 counts in his second corruption trial. The jury was hung on two others.

The foreman of the jury read the counts, one-by-one.

Blagojevich, 54, faced 20 counts ranging from conspiracy to soliciting a bribe to wire fraud. Jurors were hung on two of those counts.

Before the verdict was read, Blagojevich said, “It’s in God’s hands,” as he left his Ravenswood Manor home. He then quoted an Elvis song, “All Shook Up,” saying, “My hands are shaking, my knees are weak. I can’t seem to stand on my own two feet.”

Blagojevich, who was with his wife, Patti, greeted court watchers outside the Dirksen Federal Building with hugs and handshakes. Crowds gathered to hear the verdict, and a second overflow room was set up because so many people showed up Monday afternoon.

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  1. Would have been 20 of 20, but counts 1,2, and 4 were dropped because it was entwined with Obama.  Thus, those counts were dropped as directed to do so by DOJ…. ie the holder crew!

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