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megimoo
06-27-2011, 03:35 PM
The 20 Counts of Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich was originally charged with 24 counts. During the second trial, the prosecution pared the counts to 20. What follows is a run down of the charges and the verdict for each.

Count 1-Wire fraud related to Children's Memorial Hospital-GUILTY

Count 2-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

Count 3-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

Count 4-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

Count 5-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

Count 6-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

Count 7-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

Count 8-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

Count 9-Wire fraud related to the Racing Bill-GUILTY

Count 10-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

Count 11-Attempted extortion related to School Shakedown-NO VERDICT

Count 12-Attempted extortion related to Children's Memorial Hospital-GUILTY

Count 13-Bribery related to Children's Memorial Hospital-GUILTY

Count 14-Extortion conspiracy related to Racing Bill-GUILTY

Count 15-Bibery conspiracy related to Racing Bill-GUILTY

Count 16-Attempted Extortion related to Tollway Shakedown-NO VERDICT

Count 17-Bibery related to Tollway Shakedown-NOT GUILTY

Count 18-Extortion conspiracy related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

Count 19-Attempted extortion related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

Count 20-Bribery conspiracy related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY


Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/The-20-Counts-of-Blagojevich-123629399.html?dr#ixzz1QVT7I0e6

jendf
06-27-2011, 03:40 PM
So he'll get what--a slap on the wrist?

Bailey
06-27-2011, 03:44 PM
Really wished he couldve taken down the Magic Negro or the current mayor of Chi-town.

megimoo
06-27-2011, 03:59 PM
So he'll get what--a slap on the wrist?

Blagojevich joins 3 past Illinois governors convicted of crimes

Rod Blagojevich is the fourth Illinois governor to be convicted of crimes, his conviction Monday putting him in the company of Democrats Otto Kerner and Dan Walker and Republican George Ryan.

Ryan, who was governor from 1999 through 2003, was convicted after leaving office of 18 criminal counts, including racketeering, for actions as governor and secretary of state. In November 2007, he began serving 6 1/2 years in federal prison.

Walker, governor from 1973 to 1977, pleaded guilty to bank fraud and other federal charges in 1987 for bilking an Oak Brook savings and loan that he headed after leaving public office. He spent just over a year and a half in federal prison.

Kerner, governor from 1961 to 1968, resigned to become a judge, then was convicted of bribery related to his tenure as governor and sentenced to three years in prison.
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Lake County Republican William G. Stratton, governor from 1953 to 1961, was indicted after leaving office on income-tax evasion charges but was acquitted.

Kankakee Republica Lennington Small, governor from 1921 to 1929, was indicted while in office on embezzlement charges but was acquitted.

http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/6205668-417/blagojevich-joins-3-past-illinois-governors-convicted-of-crimes.html

SaintLouieWoman
06-27-2011, 04:07 PM
Correction, reading through the list, he was "merely" convicted of 17 of the 20 charges, 2 "no verdict" and 1 not guilty.

This beats that first trial. I wonder what was promised him to keep his mouth shut about Obama.

KhrushchevsShoe
06-27-2011, 04:57 PM
Really wished he couldve taken down the Magic Negro or the current mayor of Chi-town.

Emanuel is actually doing a very good job so far.

Either way I'm glad its over. People were getting pretty worried after the first trial.

KhrushchevsShoe
06-27-2011, 04:59 PM
I wonder what was promised him to keep his mouth shut about Obama.

Spending the rest of his life in jail?

txradioguy
06-27-2011, 05:05 PM
http://a57.foxnews.com/www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/0/0/062711_blago_20110627_152740.jpg

CHICAGO -- A jury convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday of nearly all the corruption charges against him, including that he tried to sell or trade President Obama's old Senate seat.

Blagojevich had faced 20 charges, including the Senate seat allegation and that he schemed to shake down executives for campaign donations. He was convicted on all charges regarding the Senate seat.

Jurors delivered their verdicts Monday after deliberating nine days.

Blagojevich had testified for seven days, denying wrongdoing. Prosecutors said he lied and the proof was on FBI wiretaps. Those included a widely parodied clip in which Blagojevich calls the Senate opportunity "f------ golden."

Jurors in his first trial deadlocked on all but one charge, convicting Blagojevich of lying to the FBI. Blagojevich already faces up to five years for the lying conviction.

Blagojevich, 54, had arrived at the courthouse accompanied by his wife, Patti, and walked past the crowds that lined the street outside the building.

Prosecutors, defense attorneys and dozens of reporters filed into the courtroom Monday after the court announced it had received word of a note from jurors.

"The jury has come to a decision on 18 of the 20 counts," Zagel said, clutching the note and reading it aloud. Jurors added they were deadlocked on two counts and "were confident" they couldn't agree on those charges "even with further deliberations."

Blagojevich was arrested in December 2008, after the FBI had wiretapped hundreds of his telephone calls at work and home. The Illinois Legislature impeached him a month later.

Both trials hinged on whether the former governor's bold ramblings to aides and others on the telephone was just talk, as he insisted, or part of "a political crime spree," in the words of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/27/jury-reaches-verdicts-on-18-counts-in-blagojevich-trial/

lacarnut
06-27-2011, 05:32 PM
Spending the rest of his life in jail?

And living to a ripe old age. Although if Obama does not pardon him, he might sing like a canary.

KhrushchevsShoe
06-27-2011, 05:42 PM
And living to a ripe old age. Although if Obama does not pardon him, he might sing like a canary.

Living to a ripe old age in federal prison is not necessarily pleasant. Blago has no allies left, his credibility is zero. He could sing and dance about how he was in on it with all these people, but the guy has been lying to everyone for 2 years now and everyone knows it. The only people who would believe him are the nutjob-right, and they'll believe fucking anything.

Apocalypse
06-27-2011, 07:51 PM
S&L pointed out that the AP story on this is very much missing his party. They quick to mention any Republican, but won't mention party for a corrupt Democrat.

Articulate_Ape
06-27-2011, 08:27 PM
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/JamesSavant/rod-blagojevich-in-jail--55639.jpg

KhrushchevsShoe
06-27-2011, 09:09 PM
S&L pointed out that the AP story on this is very much missing his party. They quick to mention any Republican, but won't mention party for a corrupt Democrat.

Everyone knows Blagojevich is a Democrat. Christ, he's from fucking Illinois!

txradioguy
06-27-2011, 11:51 PM
Finally I get to say...Merry Fitzmas!!!:D

Odysseus
06-28-2011, 09:18 AM
We shouldn't be too quick to celebrate. This is the closest that any Democrat has come to showing any entrepreneurial spirit in decades. Seriously, though, is it any wonder that they hate capitalism, when this is their idea of how you make a profit?

AmPat
06-28-2011, 12:06 PM
Everyone knows Blagojevich is a Democrat. Christ, he's from fucking Illinois!
Once again in the spirit of Hyper-political cowardice and idiocy, Stinky Shoe intentionally misses the point.
What party affiliation was Nixon?:rolleyes:

noonwitch
06-28-2011, 12:34 PM
I find the charges relating to a Children's Hospital to be particularly disgusting. Children's hospitals are always scrambling for money-they provide a lot more than just medical care. Stealing from them or committing fraud against them is pretty low, even for Blago.

KhrushchevsShoe
06-28-2011, 12:37 PM
We shouldn't be too quick to celebrate. This is the closest that any Democrat has come to showing any entrepreneurial spirit in decades. Seriously, though, is it any wonder that they hate capitalism, when this is their idea of how you make a profit?

I figure in a thread where Rahm Emanuel was already mentioned it'd be worth nothing that he's been attempting the run Chicago more like a business. He's planning on generating extra revenue via Navy Pier and a new Casino and his solution to the CTA problem hasn't been the usual service cut or fare hike, but better security to soften the reputation as a train stops as places people get robbed.

lacarnut
06-28-2011, 01:00 PM
I figure in a thread where Rahm Emanuel was already mentioned it'd be worth nothing that he's been attempting the run Chicago more like a business. He's planning on generating extra revenue via Navy Pier and a new Casino and his solution to the CTA problem hasn't been the usual service cut or fare hike, but better security to soften the reputation as a train stops as places people get robbed.

If Rambo had any influence on economic affairs while in the W.H., the citizens of Chicago are screwed.

Odysseus
06-28-2011, 04:29 PM
I figure in a thread where Rahm Emanuel was already mentioned it'd be worth nothing that he's been attempting the run Chicago more like a business. He's planning on generating extra revenue via Navy Pier and a new Casino and his solution to the CTA problem hasn't been the usual service cut or fare hike, but better security to soften the reputation as a train stops as places people get robbed.

A new casino? Just what Chicago needs, more corruption and vice.

Rahm's talking the usual game, but Dinkins promised reduced crime rates and increased revenues. His tax hikes caused the first population loss in the city's history and crime skyrocketed under him. Rahmbo may turn out to be a better mayor for Chicago than Dinkins was for NYC (although even that is setting the bar pretty low), but his manipulation of the process to get on the ballot and his history of thuggish political tactics doesn't bode well for a city that has seen far too much corruption.

AmPat
06-28-2011, 07:10 PM
We should all be ashamed to attack Tiny Dancer. He's FEARocious I hear.:eek:

KhrushchevsShoe
06-29-2011, 01:14 AM
If Rambo had any influence on economic affairs while in the W.H., the citizens of Chicago are screwed.

Rahm stormed out of the White House.


A new casino? Just what Chicago needs, more corruption and vice.

Rahm's talking the usual game, but Dinkins promised reduced crime rates and increased revenues. His tax hikes caused the first population loss in the city's history and crime skyrocketed under him. Rahmbo may turn out to be a better mayor for Chicago than Dinkins was for NYC (although even that is setting the bar pretty low), but his manipulation of the process to get on the ballot and his history of thuggish political tactics doesn't bode well for a city that has seen far too much corruption.

A new casino beats the hell out of gutting the cities' revenue streams and selling them off to private interests who jack the rates up and keep people from the suburbs from coming to the city because it costs $25 to park on the lakefront.

AmPat
06-29-2011, 03:18 AM
Rahm stormed out of the White House.

t.

Was it a hissy fit? I figured Tiny Dancer would have sashayed out or perhaps waltzed out.:cool:

txradioguy
06-29-2011, 03:56 AM
Was it a hissy fit? I figured Tiny Dancer would have sashayed out or perhaps waltzed out.:cool:

Two words: Valerie Jarrett.

RobJohnson
06-29-2011, 05:32 AM
So he'll get what--a slap on the wrist?

He's our next President :D

noonwitch
06-29-2011, 09:10 AM
He's our next President :D


Nah, he's going to replace Oprah as a talk show star.

lacarnut
06-29-2011, 10:04 AM
Was it a hissy fit? I figured Tiny Dancer would have sashayed out or perhaps waltzed out.:cool:

Or maybe tippy-toed out on his ballet shoes.

ralph wiggum
06-29-2011, 10:22 AM
So he'll get what--a slap on the wrist?

I was listening to wall-to-wall coverage about this Monday, and the legal experts I heard think he'll end up getting somewhere between 12-25 years. The potential total jail time if you added them up by each count was in the neighborhood of 320 years. From what I understand, most federal prison sentences end up being far, far short of the maximum.

Rockntractor
06-29-2011, 10:37 AM
Nah, he's going to replace Oprah as a talk show star.

Winner!:D