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    Blago Verdict Watch // Update – Guilty on 17 Counts

    Blago Verdict Watch // Update – Guilty on 17 Counts

    The end may be near.  CBS is reporting that jurors have informed the court they have reached agreement on 18 of 20 counts.  Updates to follow (most recent on top):

    It’s over – Blago was found Guilty on 17 Counts, Not Guilty on one Count, and there was no verdict on two Counts.

     SCORECARD

    • Count 1-Wire fraud related to Children’s Memorial Hospital- Guilty
    • Count 2-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
    • Count 3-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
    • Count 4-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
    • Count 5-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
    • Count 6-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
    • Count 7-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
    • Count 8-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
    • Count 9-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
    • Count 10-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
    • Count 11-Attempted extortion related to School Shakedown- No Verdict
    • Count 12-Attempted extortion related to Children’s Memorial Hospital- Guilty
    • Count 13-Bribery related to Children’s Memorial Hospital- Guilty
    • Count 14-Extortion conspiracy related to Racing Bill-  Guilty
    • Count 15-Bibery conspiracy related to Racing Bill- Guilty
    • Count 16-Attempted Extortion related to Tollway Shakedown- No Verdict
    • Count 17-Bibery related to Tollway Shakedown- Not Guilty
    • Count 18-Extortion conspiracy related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
    • Count 19-Attempted extortion related to the Senate Seat- Guilty
    • Count 20-Bribery conspiracy related to the Senate Seat – Guilty

     Blago has arrived at court (2.25 Eastern)

     Another time change, now saying verdict at 2 p.m. Central.  Crowds gathering outside courthouse.

    One local journalist is claiming guilty on 18 counts, or is that a prediction?

    Some indication verdict may come even before 1 p.m. Central.  Perhaps having trouble keeping the result quiet?

    Verdict apparently will be read between 1-2 p.m. Chicago time.

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    G. de La Hoya | June 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I happened to look up the definition of ‘sucker’ as in one that is gullible or easily duped. I never realized that the 1833 Oxford English Dictionary has one definition of sucker being an Illinoisan. Yes, seriously! As an Illinoisan, I am proud for never voting for him. Cook County rules out all 101 other counties unfortunately.

    Enjoy your site.
    G.


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