Former IL Gov Blagojevich Found Guilty of Corruption
Matt | On 28, Jun 2011
The legal gauntlet came down on former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Monday. His massive hair-hat couldn’t shield him from the wrath of the law.
Blagojevich, as you may remember, was accused of trying to sell then-Sen. Barack Obama’s Senate seat when he left the state to assume the presidency in January 2009. He was also accused of trying to shakedown executives and other political notables for cash in exchange for the Senate seat.
Well, those are major no-no’s. It forced Blagojevich to step down as Illinois governor after he was impeached by the Illinois House of Representatives and removed from office by the Illinois Senate in January 2009.
The first time he went to trial the jury was deadlocked on all but one count. This time around, the jury threw the baby and the bathwater at “Blago.” He was convicted on 17 counts of corruption. He has yet to be sentenced, but observers think he’ll go away for about more or less than 10 years.
I’m still shocked that Blago would even try to sell Obama’s old seat like that and NOT think he was going to get caught. This has to be one of the saddest days in his career, even though he said he was speechless at the verdict. REALLY ROD?! Damn….