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Blago Verdict Watch // Update – Guilty on 17 Counts

Blago Verdict Watch // Update – Guilty on 17 Counts

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.

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Guilty on ALL but Counts 11 and 16? Oh man!

How many years do you think he’ll get?

    William A. Jacobson in reply to Kitty. | June 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Would have to understand federal sentencing guidelines, which I don’t, but has to be double digit.

Taxpayer1234 | June 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Is there still an opportunity for Blago to point fingers in exchange for a sentence reduction?

It would be nice if Blago could get Rezko as his cell mate. And then the FBI could bug their cell.

Testifying in his own defense doesn’t seem to have helped much.

I live in Illinois outside Chicago and would be very surprised if he had anything really bad happen to him if it is determined by the State instead of the Feds. What do they call us “Graft Capital of US”?

Chicago is the political sewer that Obama crawled out of.

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Pasadena Phil | June 27, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I guess that kills any plans Oprah may have had to have him admit his guilt on her show in a few months.

Well I guess it’s settled?   Blago now gets a Obama Cabinet position.
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The AP article I read online in my local paper managed to go twenty some paragraphs without mentioning any party affiliation. Amazing journalism from a classically trained professional at Associated Press.

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I would be curious to know if the tapes of Blag’s conversation with Rahm Emanuel were played for the jury. Seems I read that the prosecution didn’t intent do introduce them. If so, could the defense not asked for them?

I think Blog thought, right up to the very end, that Obama would come riding in on his white horse and save him.

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The best way to get out of this is say: “0bama put me up to it and told me to do it…” Dragging him into this will damage him severely, so that even if he isn’t convicted people will think twice about re-electing 0bama.

then… the should waterboard both blago and 0bama for 80 yrs

G. de La Hoya | June 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I happened to look up the definition of ‘sucker’ as in one that is gullible or easily duped. I never realized that the 1833 Oxford English Dictionary has one definition of sucker being an Illinoisan. Yes, seriously! As an Illinoisan, I am proud for never voting for him. Cook County rules out all 101 other counties unfortunately.

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