Rod Blogjevich To Become 4th Illinois Governor To Go To Jail Since 1973

The governor tried to auction off the appointment to President Obama’s former Senate seat, and now justice has come.

CHICAGO (AP) — A jury convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday of nearly all the corruption charges against him, including that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.

Blagojevich had faced 20 charges, including the Senate seat allegation and that he schemed to shake down executives for campaign donations. He was convicted on all charges regarding the Senate seat.

Jurors delivered their verdicts Monday after deliberating nine days.

Blagojevich had testified for seven days, denying wrongdoing. Prosecutors said he lied and the proof was on FBI wiretaps. Those included a widely parodied clip in which Blagojevich calls the Senate opportunity “f—— golden.”

Blagojevich is the latest in what is becoming a tradition in Illinois politics. Once sentenced, he’ll be the fourth Governor of Illinois to get jail time since 1973.

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  • Guest

    Douche.  He ought to give back all the $ he made on Trump’s show because he wouldn’t even be famous if he wasn’t a felonious douchebag.

  • realitybasedbob

    Throw away the key.

  • Kevin Flanagan

    I wonder if he’ll drop a dime on all the crimes of the Obamites he has knowledge of in exchange for leniency.

    • $8194357

      He has the goods on Barry and Valerie Jarret, not to mention Rahm as well…He must of struck some kind of deal for his silence or he will end up in an unfortunate accident of some sort IMO.

      • robert108

        Yeah, maybe he will be shot and killed by an obscure nightclub owner while he is being transferred to prison from jail.

        • $8194357

          Or like the only guy to see Barrys passport. The hacker who was shot to death in his car outside a Babtist church after he helped the computor security company Bill Ayers dad sat on the board of directors of plug the backdoor..