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Blagojevich Convicted On One Of 24 Counts

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is convicted on one of the 24 counts against him, but the jury was dead locked on the other 23 counts.

After 14 days of deliberations, a federal jury found Blago guilty of making a false statement to the FBI.

As for the other 23 counts against him, including racketeering, wire fraud, and the accusation that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old senate seat, the jury couldn't decide and Blagojevich claimed victory.

"This jury just showed you notwithstanding that the government threw everything but the kitchen sink at me that on every count except for one and every charge except for one, they could not prove that I did anything wrong that I did break any laws," Blagojevich said.

Blagojevich's brother, Robert, stood trial with him on four of the charges.

The maximum penalty for Blagojevich's single conviction is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Prosecutes plan to retry him.

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