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Rod Blagojevich on Trial

This may take a while. Jurors in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have found the ex-governor guilty of lying to federal investigators, while the judge declared a mistrial on the other 23 counts on Tuesday, August 17. 

Rod and Patti Blagojevich React to Verdict

Aug. 17: Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti leave the Dirksen Federal Building after reacting to the verdicts of his trial.

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Rod Blagojevich Arrives at Court for Verdict

Aug. 17, 2010: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti arrive at the Federal Court building.

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Blagojevich Arrives at Court

Aug. 17: Rod Blagojevich enters the Dirksen Federal Building to hear the verdict in his trial.

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Rod and Patti Blagojevich Arrive at Court

Aug. 17, 2010: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, right, arrives at the Federal Court building with his wife Patti, as the jury continues to deliberate in his federal corruption trial.

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Rod and Patti Blagojevich

August 17, 2010: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich kisses his wife Patti as they arrive at the Federal Court building.

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Blagojevich Speaks to the Media

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks to the media at the Federal Court building, July 28, 2010, in Chicago. On Thursday, after 12 days of deliberation, the jury informed the judge that they have reached an agreement on two of 24 counts against Blagojevich, indicating that they could have a long way to go in analyzing the complex case.

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Rod & Patti Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patty enter court for closing statements at his trial on July 28.

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Blagojevich Speaks to Supporters

Rod Blagojevich takes time to sign autographs and talk to supporters before he enters court for closing statements at his trial.

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Blagojevich Goes to Court

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich enters the Dirksen Federal Building, where his trial is taking place for closing arguments.

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Blagojevich In Court

Blagojevich, seen in this courtroom sketch by Verna Sadock, faces 24 charges, including allegations he tried to sell or trade a Senate seat appointment for a White House cabinet post, private job or campaign cash and tried to leverage the power of his office for personal gain.

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Jury

A courtroom sketch by Verna Sadock shows the jury from the Rod Blagojevich trial in Chicago. 

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Judge James Zagel

A courtroom sketch by Verna Sadock shows Judge James Zagel as he presides over the Rod Blagojevich trial in Chicago

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Attorney Sheldon Sorosky

One of Rod Blagojevich's attorneys, Sheldon Sorosky, arrives in court for closing arguments.

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Sam Adam Jr. and Sr.

Rod Blagojevich's lawyers, Sam Adam Jr., left, and Sam Adam arrive to court for closing arguments.

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Sam Adam Jr. Speaks to the Media

Sam Adam Jr. speaks with the press as he and his father, Sam Adam Sr., left, leave the Dirksen Federal Building following closing arguments.

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Sam Adam Speaks to the Media

Sam Adam Sr. speaks with the press as he and his son, Sam Adam Jr., leave the Dirksen Federal Building.

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Robert Blagojevich

Robert Blagojevich speaks with press as he leaves the Dirksen Federal Building after testifying at his brother Rod's corruption trial.

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Blagojevich Signs Autograph

Rod Blagojevich greets fans and signs an autograph as he leaves court.

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Blagojevich Greets Supporters

Rod Blagojevich embraces a supporter after he leaves court.

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Drisken Federal Building

The Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago where the corruption trial against Rod Blagojevich is being held.

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Rod & Patti Blagojevich

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and wife, Patti Blagojevich, leave their house to go to court Aug. 12.

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Blagojevich Family Arrives at Court

Patti Blagojevich, center, holds hand with her daughter Amy, while former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich shakes hands with members of the the crowd as they arrive at the federal court building in Chicago for closing arguments in his corruption trial July 27.

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Blagojevich Family Arrives at Court

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti arrive at the federal court building with their daughters Annie, front holding Patti's hand, and Amy on July 19. Blagojevich and his brother are accused of scheming to sell or trade President Obama's old Senate seat. 

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Blagojevich Supporters

May Farley, 78, left, and her daughter Patty Farley, from Elmhurst, Ill., supporters of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, wait for Blagojevich to arrive June 3 at the federal building during his corruption trial in Chicago. While many came to revile or laugh at Illinois' disgraced former governor during his seven-week corruption trial, a small but dedicated band of supporters gathered at the courthouse to cheer him.

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Blagojevich Supporters

A supporter of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich holds a sign as Blagojevich arrives July 28 at the federal building in Chicago for jury instructions in his corruption trial.

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Rod Blagojevich Arrives at Court for Verdict

Aug. 17 2010: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives at the Federal Court building as the jury continues to deliberate in his federal corruption trial.

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Rod Blagojevich on Trial

This may take a while. Jurors in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have found the ex-governor guilty of lying to federal investigators, while the judge declared a mistrial on the other 23 counts on Tuesday, August 17. 

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