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Breaking news: Jury convicts ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich at retrial

 


CHICAGO — A jury has convicted Rod Blagojevich of trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat and other corruption charges.

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File

In this photo taken June 9, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his wife, Patti, talk with reporters at the federal courthouse in Chicago.

Jurors delivered their verdicts Monday after deliberating nine days.

Blagojevich had faced 20 charges, including that he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat and schemed to shake down executives for campaign...



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