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He was eligible to live in the governor's mansion for about six years now former Illinois democratic governor Rod Blagojevich may soon be a guest of that state again.
He faces prison time after being convicted today of trying to sell or trade.
President Obama's old senate seat and other crimes -- Mike Tobin has details.
The months of support for the former governor of Illinois came to a crashing halt Monday.
After a jury found Rod Blagojevich guilty of seventeen of the twenty counts against him.
Modern -- -- had little to say I frankly.
There's not much left to say other than.
Money home to -- little girl's hand and talk to them and explain -- to them.
A jury decided he was guilty of most of the charges he faced guilty -- shaking down ahead of a Chicago children's hospital for a fund raiser.
And guilty of shaking down a racetrack operator in exchange for favorable legislation.
And guilty of bartering for the senate seat vacated by president Barack Obama we felt.
That it was very clear that he was trying to make a -- for.
And financing his time on the witness stand -- the defense that he never benefited financially from the schemes did not convince a jury that his actions were just -- -- the way politics are played in Chicago.
They sent a message today.
The corruption is a serious problem that needs to be addressed and I hope that that message is heard this time.
US attorney Patrick FitzGerald is now vindicated for his decision to arrest Blagojevich before the senate seat was actually traded.
He said today that his job is to prevent crime not just prosecuted.
Incidentally Blagojevich is now the second Illinois governor in a row to gain the title convicted felon.
-- I tell him lob Chicago tonight my.
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