• Rod Blagojevich (Mostly) Saved by Solitary Juror

    Remember back when all the information and "fuckin' golden" audio tapes concerning then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich very-Chicagoian attempt to sell Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat came to light, and we were all, like, "There's not a single solitary sentient being on Earth who could find this walking hairdo innocent in a court of law"?

    Well, turns out there is a single solitary sentient being on Earth who could find this walking hairdo innocent in a court of law, and she just so happened to be one of the jurors in his federal court case

    It now turns out that a single holdout juror kept Rod Blagojevich from being convicted of charges he tried to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat.

    Juror Erik Sarnello told Don and Roma Wednesday morning that all of them wanted to convict the former governor of charges he tried to sell the Senate seat except for one woman who would not budge

    [I]n the end, the jury convicted Blagojevich only of the lying count, which carries a maximum prison term of five years. The judge declared a mistrial on all 23 other counts.

    Can you imagine how dramatic and exciting it must have been in that jurors' room? Kind of reminds you of that one classic movie, doesn't it? That one with Henry Fonda. Oh yeah! Here's the one…

    Anyway, if a jury didn't convict him of 23 out of 24 criminal counts, then that must mean that he's innocent. Right, this guy?


    Tags: Corruption, Illinois, Rod Blagojevich

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