Blagojevich Guilty on 17 Counts

A federal jury today convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on 17 of 20 counts, finding he abused the powers of his office in a series of attempted shakedowns captured on undercover government recordings.
June 27, 2011
 

A federal jury today convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on 17 of 20 counts, finding he abused the powers of his office in a series of attempted shakedowns captured on undercover government recordings. This marks the second time in less than a year that Blagojevich, the only Illinois chief executive ever impeached and ousted from office, had been convicted of a crime.

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