The end may be near.  CBS is reporting that jurors have informed the court they have reached agreement on 18 of 20 counts.  Updates to follow (most recent on top):

It’s over – Blago was found Guilty on 17 Counts, Not Guilty on one Count, and there was no verdict on two Counts.

 SCORECARD

  • Count 1-Wire fraud related to Children’s Memorial Hospital- Guilty
  • Count 2-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
  • Count 3-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
  • Count 4-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
  • Count 5-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
  • Count 6-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
  • Count 7-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
  • Count 8-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
  • Count 9-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
  • Count 10-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
  • Count 11-Attempted extortion related to School Shakedown- No Verdict
  • Count 12-Attempted extortion related to Children’s Memorial Hospital- Guilty
  • Count 13-Bribery related to Children’s Memorial Hospital- Guilty
  • Count 14-Extortion conspiracy related to Racing Bill-  Guilty
  • Count 15-Bibery conspiracy related to Racing Bill- Guilty
  • Count 16-Attempted Extortion related to Tollway Shakedown- No Verdict
  • Count 17-Bibery related to Tollway Shakedown- Not Guilty
  • Count 18-Extortion conspiracy related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
  • Count 19-Attempted extortion related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
  • Count 20-Bribery conspiracy related to the Senate Seat – Guilty

 Blago has arrived at court (2.25 Eastern)

 Another time change, now saying verdict at 2 p.m. Central.  Crowds gathering outside courthouse.

One local journalist is claiming guilty on 18 counts, or is that a prediction?

Some indication verdict may come even before 1 p.m. Central.  Perhaps having trouble keeping the result quiet?

Verdict apparently will be read between 1-2 p.m. Chicago time.