Did You Know...

   

Blagojevich Found Guilty on 17 of 20 Counts

Share
By Doug Powers  •  June 27, 2011 03:35 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

So it’s settled: Quoting Elvis before your verdict is announced won’t ward off a conviction:

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.”

Blago will be the fourth Illinois governor to go to prison (also known as the “secure wing of the Governor’s Mansion”) since 1973. He might be weird, but he does not like to break tradition.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus
Posted in: Corruption

Of course: IRS commish ‘regrettably’ unable to attend misconduct hearing

May 24, 2016 10:13 AM by Doug Powers

koskinen

Fast Lerner

Former Obama speechwriters have a good laugh recalling the crafting of ‘if you like your plan’ whopper

May 11, 2016 07:28 AM by Doug Powers

charlierose

Those on the receiving end don’t find it nearly as funny

Shocker! State Dept. has emails of Hillary’s IT tech… EXCEPT the ones from when she was secretary of state

May 9, 2016 09:23 PM by Doug Powers

drebin1

Nothing to see here. Literally.

Get ready for a report about ‘Hillary Clinton: Inadvertent Lawbreaker’

May 5, 2016 07:46 PM by Doug Powers

hillarypresser

Not crooked, just incompetent?

DWS: Hillary was most transparent secretary of state ever (*Disclaimer: If you don’t count her secret server)

April 25, 2016 09:43 PM by Doug Powers

schultz1

When life gives you lemons…


Categories: Media, Corruption, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, 2016 Campaign

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook