Blagojevich verdict reached on 18 of 20 counts, Blagojevich jury in courtroom this afternoon, June 27, 2011
The Blagojevich trial jury has reached a verdict on 18 of 20 counts. The verdict will be read in the courtroom this afternoon.
Counts 1,2 and 4 were dropped earlier this year.
United States v. Rod R. Blagojevich, 08 CR 888 (N.D. IL)
Amended fact sheet / Second superseding indictment
April 2011 trial
Wire fraud 3, 5-13
Attempted extortion 14, 15, 19, 22
Bribery 16, 20
Extortion conspiracy 17, 21
Bribery conspiracy 18, 23
Forfeiture Allegation Two
Penalties (maximum on each count): Imprisonment Fine
attempted extortion and
extortion conspiracy 20 years $250,000
Bribery 10 years $250,000
Bribery conspiracy 5 years $250,000
The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.