Breaking: Obama Pal Blagojevich (Dem) Found Guilty On 17 Counts

An Illinois jury has found former Governor Rod Blagojevich guilty on seventeen out of twenty counts of assorted corruption charges.

(Chicagoist)

Counts 1-10 – Guilty of wire fraud
Count 11 – no verdict
Count 12 – Guilty – Attempted extortion
Count 13 – Guilty – Soliciting a bribe
Count 14 – Guilty – Extortion and conspiracy
Count 15 – Guilty – Conspiracy
Count 16 – No verdict
Count 17 – Not Guilty
Count 18 – Guilty – Extortion
Count 19 – Guilty – Extortion
Count 20 – Guilty -Bribery and Conspiracy

Prosecutors have requested that Blago post additional bond. They have also requested that travel restrictions be imposed on the 54 year old former governor. Prosecutors are asking that a prompt sentencing date be scheduled by the court.

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