Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tribune-Blago Found Guilty For Lying to FBI; Mistrial on 23 Counts

Rod Blagojevich and wife Patti leaving court in Chicago: Chris Walker/Tribune
(Story reported by Chicago Tribune Staff and the Associated Press)

Update: A federal jury today convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of one count against him: lying to the FBI. More to come.
The jury in Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial has reached a verdict, and Blagojevich and his brother are in the courtroom awaiting the announcement after being summoned by U.S. District Judge James Zagel.

Blagojevich and his wife Patti arrived at the courthouse around 3:45 p.m. Their attorneys, Sam Adam and Sam Adam Jr., were already there.

"God bless you, God bless you, I didn't let you down," Blago said as he shook hands with admirers. He also high-fived spectators.

Patti laughed as Blagojevich kissed her on the cheek.

As he entered the courtroom on the 25th floor, he said:

(click here to read the full story on the Chicago Tribune website)


Anonymous said...

One count? One? America's finished.
Everything's fixed.

Bmc said...

@Anonymous: Blago needs to send a case of Cristal to David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Donald Trump. TV was very very good to Blago...