Honestly, if I was sitting on a jury on a case like this and the prosecution went through like 20 overblown nonsense charges and 4 valid ones, I might just be obstinate to send a message that federal prosecutors need to only bring charges that are actually reasonable. Instead of making it be about legal rhetoric and the shotgun approach. I really hate lawyers, especially lawyers that work for the government because their "unlimited budget" is my tax dollars.:p
I don't think that a juror was bought off. I was on a rape and armed robbery trial where the evidence was overwhelming. A retired teacher was hesitant in finding him guilty because she did not want him to spend the rest of his life in prison without the chance of parole. We convinced her our duty was to determine guilt or innocence. The judge handled the sentencing part not us. You get some whiny ass liberal as a juror and this kind of thing can happen.
I called this when he was indicted by Fitzgerald , he didn't have the evidence.
Blago is guilty but so is members of Obama's Administration. Some people might think that is not fair to send him to jail and others like Rambo E. skate free.
News broke later Tuesday that there was just one holdout juror blocking a conviction on the charge of trying to sell the Senate seat. The jury deadlocked 11-1 on that charge, according to another juror, Erik Sarnello of Itasca, Ill.
Sarnello, 21, said the holdout, a woman, "just didn't see what we all saw." He said the counts around the Senate seat were "the most obvious."
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