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    Blago found guilty on only 1 count of 24...

    Just heard live that the jury only convicted on one of 24 counts...lying to the Feds (like Martha Stewart). They were hung on all the rest.

    Do you think the state should retry him on the others? I've always thought that retrying, unless there's some kind of procedural error, amounts to persecution. You?
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    Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds - CNN.com

    CNN 5:42- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted of a relatively minor charge -- giving a false statement to federal investigators -- but the jury hung on 23 other counts.

    Jurors deliberated for 14 days but could not reach a unanimous verdict on the most serious corruption counts. Jurors also could not decide on the charges against Blagojevich's brother, Robert.
    Was surprised not to see this here. Don't really know what to think of this. I sure thought he was guilty of everything, but the jurors have much more information than I. The max penalty for the one conviction is 5 years and a 250k fine.
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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    I am sort of surprised that he wasn't found guilty of more things as I was pretty sure he was guilty of most of the charges. I foresee him getting the max for the one guilty charge though.

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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    Can't expect them to come up with anymore than this, since all of the prosecution's eye witnesses are high ranking government officials.
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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

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    Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds - CNN.com

    Was surprised not to see this here. Don't really know what to think of this. I sure thought he was guilty of everything, but the jurors have much more information than I. The max penalty for the one conviction is 5 years and a 250k fine.
    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.
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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 will find it and merge the threads. Sorry about that, I did not see it when I posted this.
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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    OK, you posted it in Law and Order. Going to leave this one here then, since I think this is breaking news. I can merge them and put the merged thread here if that is ok with you.
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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    OK, you posted it in Law and Order. Going to leave this one here then, since I think this is breaking news. I can merge them and put the merged thread here if that is ok with you.
    You have my permission to make it so. Carry on!
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    Re: Blagojevich convicted of lying to feds

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    OK, you posted it in Law and Order. Going to leave this one here then, since I think this is breaking news. I can merge them and put the merged thread here if that is ok with you.
    By all means. Perfect. I posted it from live Chicago radio so I didn't put it under breaking news.
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    Re: Blago found guilty on only 1 count of 24...

    Threads merged and parked in Breaking News.
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