Illinois ex-Governor Blagojevich convicted on corruption charges

[JURIST] A jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] on Monday convicted former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich [personal website; JURIST news archive] on 17 of 20 counts including attempting to sell the US Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama. The jury convicted [count tally] Blagojevich of right counts of wire fraud and on counts of extortion conspiracy, attempted extortion and conspiracy to commit bribery in connection with the sale of a US…

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