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List of 20 Counts Against Rod Blagojevich

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Jurors in the corruption retrial of former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich found him guilty of 17 of 20 counts against him.

-- Counts 1-10 WIRE FRAUD - VERDICT: GUILTY ON ALL TEN COUNTS. Nearly all are related to the allegation Blagojevich tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. Each count carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence. One count refers to the alleged hospital shakedown and one refers to the alleged racetrack shakedown.

-- Count 11: ATTEMPTED EXTORTION - VERDICT: DEADLOCKED. The alleged attempt to force then-U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel's Hollywood agent brother to hold a fundraiser for Blagojevich in exchange for releasing a school grant. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

-- Count 12: ATTEMPTED EXTORTION - VERDICT: GUILTY. Alleged attempt to shake down the CEO of Children's Memorial Hospital for a campaign contribution. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

-- Count 13: SOLICITING A BRIBE - VERDICT: GUILTY. Shakedown of Children's Memorial Hospital executive. Maximum penalty of 10 years.

-- Count 14: EXTORTION CONSPIRACY - VERDICT: GUILTY.  Blagojevich allegedly conspiring with an aide to shake down a racetrack executive for a campaign contribution. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

-- Count 15: BRIBERY CONSPIRACY - VERDICT: GUILTY. Related to the alleged shakedown of the racetrack executive. Maximum five-year sentence.

-- Count 16: ATTEMPTED EXTORTION - VERDICT: DEADLOCKED. An attempt to shake a road-building executive down for a contribution. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

-- Count 17: SOLICITING A BRIBE - VERDICT: NOT GUILTY. Related to alleged road-builder shakedown. Maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

-- Count 18: EXTORTION CONSPIRACY - VERDICT: GUILTY. Related to the Senate seat. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

-- Count 19: ATTEMPTED EXTORTION - VERDICT: GUILTY. Related to the Senate seat. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

  -- Count 20: BRIBERY CONSPIRACY - VERDICT: GUILTY. Related to the Senate seat. Maximum of 5 years.

 

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