#1 Former Illinois governor Blagojevich guilty on one count: Lying to the FBI08-17-2010, 06:36 PM
A federal jury today convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of one count against him: lying to the FBI. The jury was deadlocked on the other 23 counts against the former governor, and all four counts against his brother.
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08-17-2010, 06:57 PM
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08-17-2010, 11:11 PM
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Was it perjury, or just lying?
I didn't know lying to the FBI was a crime (unless you are under oath). Not saying Blagojevich is anything other than a scumbag crook. But that seems like an odd thing to be guilty of.
08-17-2010, 11:39 PM
The worst part about this is that we will have to endure him being interviewed on
every talk show again, with clips played over and over. He needs to just go away.
08-18-2010, 12:03 AM
Dead lock generally means mistrial. Clearly some jury tampering took place.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
08-18-2010, 12:49 AM
So I guess then they will proceed to the sentencing phase on that one charge
that he was found guilty of with this same judge and jury won't they?
08-18-2010, 12:55 AM
Just one person hung the jury on the other 23 counts.
That's the one that must have been paid off. Story here:
08-18-2010, 01:16 AM
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I did not think he would be found guilty on any counts because the Prosecutor is a political hack. Blago was tried in his home town which gives him a slight advantage. Why did the prosecutor charge him with 24 counts? When you go over the top like that, it diminishes the prosecution case in my opinion. If he would have been charged with 3 or 4 counts, it would have made the jurors job much easier. If he had been convicted of the most serious charges, he would have been looking at 20 to 40 years. BTW, I think Blago is a liar and a crook.
08-18-2010, 01:19 AM
I voted for Rod the first year he ran, seven times! :p:D
08-18-2010, 01:39 AM
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This the same prosecutor that got Libby for lying under oath? Fitzgerald seems to be pretty incompetent. He should have to pay back all the money the .gov has spent trying these two cases.
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