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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Actually, I did post it. Don't think anyone responded unless in the last few minutes. Feel free to delete it. It appears the prosecution will retry him on some or all of the counts.

    I've always had a problem with that. It's not double jeopardy, of course, but if 12 people couldn't reach a unanimous decision, then, IMO, nuff said. To retry a person ruins them for the most part....if not psychologically, then certainly financially. Unless there's a procedural error of some kind that results in a mistrial, I think it should be over myself. Seems to me that anything more is persecution.

    He was found guilty of the same thing Martha Stewart was convicted of -- lying to the Feds. She got six months.
    I think he was fairly well ruined as soon as the decision was taken to charge him with anything.

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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    I think he was fairly well ruined as soon as the decision was taken to charge him with anything.
    Yeah, I do, too, JuJu. I'm pretty sure they'll retry him. He'll be bankrupt, if he isn't already.
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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    I think he was fairly well ruined as soon as the decision was taken to charge him with anything.
    I knew he was done when I heard he was on that stupid Donald Trump show. I mean who really has the time to do that when you have twenty four criminal charges against you.

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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Yeah, I do, too, JuJu. I'm pretty sure they'll retry him. He'll be bankrupt, if he isn't already.
    He'll either write a tell all expose, or, Obama will slide a few million bucks worth of grease to never talk about it again. He's all good.
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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    He'll either write a tell all expose, or, Obama will slide a few million bucks worth of grease to never talk about it again. He's all good.
    It's raining outside. Let's talk about Obama's theoretical involvement.
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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    File this under "Don't care" but I do love his phone conversations.
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    Re: Blago found guilty on only 1 count of 24...

    He's a good man.
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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's raining outside. Let's talk about Obama's theoretical involvement.
    Theoretical? All those times when Blago said, "Barrack", on those taped phone messages; he wasn't talking about Barrack Obama?

    Theoretical my ass.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    He's got great hair for a total douchebag.
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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    Listened to the jury foreman on a radio talk show this morning. He said that as far as the two most onerous indictment charges (racketeering/conspiracy), the vote was consistently 11-1 to convict. The lone holdout wouldn't change her mind.

    He also said that he believes the government should retry Blago on the hung jury counts. The prosecutors told the judge that the government will indeed retry the no verdict counts, and a hearing is scheduled next week to set a new trial date. This bodes ill for Blago. The Chicago Feds have a conviction rate of 95%. Blago will be sentenced for lying to the FBI - and any other additional guilty verdicts - at the close of the retrial.
    Last edited by Tashah; 08-18-10 at 12:42 PM.

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