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Old 06-27-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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yay.

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A jury has convicted former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich of trying to sell or trade President Obama's old Senate seat, the Associated Press reports.

Update at 3:21 p.m. ET: The federal jury found him guilty on 17 of 20 counts of corruption. The jury deadlocked on two counts and found him not guilty of one count.

The Chicago Tribune reports that he showed no emotion as the verdicts were read. He then sat back in his chair, lips pursed, and whispered toward his wife, Patti, "I love you."

Blagojevich found guilty -
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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yay.

Good, I just don't understand how he thought he was going to be found not guilty. I understand illinois is a Dem state, but be for real.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:38 PM
 
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Default Blago found guilty of trying to sell Obama's senate seat

He reminds me so much of Mark Mora.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Blagojevich
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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Good, I just don't understand how he thought he was going to be found not guilty. I understand illinois is a Dem state, but be for real.
the guy appears delusional. and probably not too bright, either.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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I wonder who Blago pissed off to get convicted.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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Another dem bites the dust.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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yay.

That is 23 citizens now that found him to be a scumbagger.

I predict he gets 30 years
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Central, IL
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as if anyone could be surprised at the ruling?
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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I'm a little surprised he got convicted. A lot of the evidence was circumstantial, based on statements and profanity, not any real attempts to gain financial compensation or invite bribes. I think this is just a case of the guy not being likeable.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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I'm a little surprised he got convicted. A lot of the evidence was circumstantial, based on statements and profanity, not any real attempts to gain financial compensation or invite bribes. I think this is just a case of the guy not being likeable.

It was the erogance that got him in my opinion. I would have found the idiot guilty.
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