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Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:38

Jury Convicts Former Illinois Gov. Blagovich In Federal Case

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The Federal Jury convicted Rod Blagovich, the former Illinois Governor of lying to federal agents.

 

While Blagojevich was convicted of a  minor charge   comparatively speaking ( giving a false statement to federal investigators)  the jury hung on 23 other counts which could be construed as a victory for the ex-Governor.

Jurors could not reach a unanimous decision on the serious corruption counts although it deliberated for 14 days. 

The case has been a controversial political intrigue

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