You are hereTalking Points Memo: Blago Convicted Of Trying To Sell Obama's Senate Seat

Talking Points Memo: Blago Convicted Of Trying To Sell Obama's Senate Seat


-By Jillian Rayfield

June 27, 2011- A Chicago jury has found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty of 17 of the 20 charges in his corruption trial.

Earlier Monday the jury announced that it had reached a decision in 18 of the 20 charges, but remained deadlocked on two.

In August Blagojevich was convicted on one count of making false statements to the FBI, just one of the 24 charges initially brought against him. He was re-tried after the jury deadlocked on the rest of the charges.

The charges were related to accusations that Blagojevich had tried to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat in 2008, after it was vacated by Obama when he was elected President. Blagojevich pleaded not guilty to all counts of wire fraud, racketeering, bribery, and attempted extortion.

VIEW IN ORIGINAL CONTEXT:

Search


Partners

Backbone Campaign
ReclaimDemocracy.org
Center for Media and Democracy
ProsperityAgenda.us
Liberty Tree
Democrats.com
Progressive Democrats of America
Peoples Email Network
Justice Through Music
ePluribusMedia
Locust Fork Journal
Berkeley Fellowship UU\'s Social Justice Committee
BuzzFlash
The Smirking Chimp
Progressive Democrats Sonoma County
BanksterUSA
Chelsea Neighbors United
Atlanta Progressive News
Yes Men
Mark Crispin Miller
NY Metro Progressives
PDA NY CD 14
No More Stolen Elections
Earl Katz-Producer
Dorothy Fadiman-Producer
Bob Fitrakis
Free Press
Columbus Institute
NC Coalition For Verified Voting
American Citizens Together
Delaware Maryland Action Network
Voters Evolt
True Vote 
The People's Activist Network
WeThePeopleNow.Org