Posts Tagged ‘Racketeering’

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich convicted of just one of 24 counts

Posted on August 17th, 2010 by Sam Kauffman

A Northern District of Illinois federal jury, after fourteen days of deliberations, reached a decision on only one of twenty four counts brought against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.  The jury found Blagojevich guilty of count 24 which alleged that Blagojevich violated 18 U.S.C. §1001(a)(2) by telling the FBI on March 16, 2005 that: (i) he tried to maintain a firewall between politics and government; and (ii) he did not track, or want to know, who contributed to him or how much they were contributing to him.  (more…)