Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sort of Guilty
The jury in the Rod Blagojevich trial finally came back with a verdict today of (drum roll please) guilty one one count of lying. The other twenty three counts the verdict was ..... nothing... a hung jury.
The jury could not decide guilty or not guilty on the the other twenty three counts Blagojevich was on trial for The judge had no choice but to declare a mistrial.
I did not follow the day to day proceedings of the trial. I thought the taped conversations that sounded liked Blagojevich were damning, however I was not in the courtroom.
The jury apparently had a tough time with the evidence presented and could not reach a verdict after two weeks.
The government says it will seek another trial. Hope they do a better job this time around.
I assume Blagojevich will appeal his one count conviction.
The wheel of justice spins round and round.