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  • PUGNACIOUS: Former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich (left) was convicted in a Chicago federal court on Tuesday on one felony count of lying to the FBI. The jury could not reach on a verdict on 23 other counts. (Associated Press)

    Blagojevich convicted on 1 felony charge

    Former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich sidestepped the most serious charges against him Tuesday when a federal jury in Chicago found him guilty of only one of 24 charges, lying to the FBI — at least a temporary victory for the Democrat accused of trying to sell the Senate seat once held by President Obama.


  • Blagojevich jurors reach agreement on 2 counts

    Jurors in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich have reached agreement on just two of 24 counts against him, and haven't even begun discussing 11 of the counts.


  • Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich talks with Darrell Murphy as he arrives at federal court Tuesday for closing arguments in his corruption trial. The case now is in the jury's hands. (AP Photo)

    Blagojevich's fate in jury's hands

    Jurors who will now decide the fate of disgraced former Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich have two very different portraits to ponder: The Democrat is either an insecure bumbler who talked too much or a sly, greedy political schemer determined to use his power to enrich himself.


  • Judge, Blagojevich lawyer clash

    Rod R. Blagojevich's defense lawyer clashed with the judge Monday over his planned closing arguments, pledging to go to jail if he is prohibited from telling jurors about witnesses that prosecutors never called.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stumped for words

    So much for the fearless, indomitable, impeached criminal defendant Rod R. Blagojevich, who looked forward to his day in court to tell the people of Illinois the whole truth and nothing but the truth so as to exonerate himself ("Blagojevich decides against testifying on his own behalf," Politics, Thursday).


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
Former Ilinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich acknowledges reporters and onlookers as he leaves the federal court building in Chicago after telling the judge in his corruption trial he will not testify.

    Blagojevich decides against testifying

    Rod R. Blagojevich stood up in court Wednesday and told the judge the opposite of what he has been saying for months.


  • Associated Press
Robert Blagojevich (above) and his brother, ousted Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, are accused of scheming to sell or trade President Obama's old Senate seat from Illinois.

    Blagojevich's brother testifies he was out of loop

    Former Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's brother testified Monday that he never tied political contributions to government business while he served as chairman of the ousted Illinois governor's campaign fund, and he portrayed himself as frequently outside the loop during political discussions.


  • ** FILE ** Former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, for his corruption trial. (AP Photo)

    Blagojevich likely to testify this week

    After promising for a year and a half to take the witness stand, former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich is likely to testify in his own defense at his federal corruption trial this week in a long-awaited duel of wits and wills with federal prosecutors.


  • Blagojevich to roll dice, testify

    After promising for a year and a half to take the witness stand, Rod R. Blagojevich is likely to testify in his own defense at his federal corruption trial this week in a long-awaited duel of wits and wills with federal prosecutors.


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