Blagojevich verdict reached on 18 of 20 counts, Blagojevich jury in courtroom this afternoon, June 27, 2011

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
Charges:                               Counts
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
Wire fraud,
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.

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