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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (L), with his wife Patti, talks to reporters after being found guilty on one count in his 24 count federal corruption indictment in Chicago on August 17, 2010. Blagojevich was found guilty of lying to federal agents, but the judge said he intended to declare a mistrial on the other 23 more serious counts.     UPI/Brian Kersey
Photo by: BRIAN KERSEY
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (L), with his wife Patti, talks to reporters after being found guilty on one count in his 24 count federal corruption indictment in Chicago on August 17, 2010. Blagojevich was found guilty of lying to federal agents, but the judge said he intended to declare a mistrial on the other 23 more serious counts. UPI/Brian Kersey

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