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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