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Rod Blagojevich Jury Goes Home Without A Verdict

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Jurors in the corruption retrial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich went home on Wednesday afternoon without reaching a verdict.

It was their fourth day of deliberations.

The jurors are considering 20 counts: Deliberating jurors at Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial will vote on 20 counts against the former Illinois governor. On the official verdict form, there's a box under each charge for the panelists to check "guilty" or "not guilty." The counts are:

-- Counts 1-10: WIRE FRAUD. 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.

-- Count 11: ATTEMPTED EXTORTION. 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. 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. Shakedown of Children's Memorial Hospital executive. Maximum penalty of 10 years.

Count 14: EXTORTION CONSPIRACY. 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. Related to the alleged shakedown of the racetrack executive. Maximum five-year sentence.

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

Count 17: SOLICITING A BRIBE. Related to alleged road-builder shakedown. Maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

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

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

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

 

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