Blagojevich convicted on 17 counts, June 27, 2011, Appeal and William Cellini trial next

Blagojevich convicted on 17 counts, June 27, 2011, Appeal and William Cellini trial next

Rod Blagojevich has been convicted on 17 of 20 counts. Counts 1,2 and 4 were dropped earlier this year. An appeal is expected. The William Cellini trial is scheduled for August 2011.

19 responses to “Blagojevich convicted on 17 counts, June 27, 2011, Appeal and William Cellini trial next

  1. Did I say not guilty, I meant guilty. (;

  2. Another Crooked DemoRats


    Hope he starts ratting out Obama

  3. Ward Room
    Rod Blagojevich, Retrial, Guilty?
    The 20 Counts of Blagojevich

    Jack Higgins

    Rod Blagojevich was originally charged with 24 counts. During the second trial, the prosecution pared the counts to 20. What follows is a run down of the charges and the verdict for each.

    * Count 1-Wire fraud related to Children’s Memorial Hospital-GUILTY

    * Count 2-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

    * Count 3-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

    * Count 4-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

    * Count 5-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

    * Count 6-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

    * Count 7-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

    * Count 8-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

    * Count 9-Wire fraud related to the Racing Bill-GUILTY

    * Count 10-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

    * Count 11-Attempted extortion related to School Shakedown-NO VERDICT

    * Count 12-Attempted extortion related to Children’s Memorial Hospital-GUILTY

    * Count 13-Bribery related to Children’s Memorial Hospital-GUILTY

    * Count 14-Extortion conspiracy related to Racing Bill-GUILTY

    * Count 15-Bibery conspiracy related to Racing Bill-GUILTY

    * Count 16-Attempted Extortion related to Tollway Shakedown-NO VERDICT

    * Count 17-Bibery related to Tollway Shakedown-NOT GUILTY

    * Count 18-Extortion conspiracy related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

    * Count 19-Attempted extortion related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

    * Count 20-Bribery conspiracy related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

    BY Ward Room Staff // 4 minutes ago | P


  4. Blago will be the fourth Illinois governor to go to prison since 1973


  5. Have we ever had a president who went to prison???

    In regard to :
    Count 20-Bribery conspiracy related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY

    Conspiracy involves a secret plan or agreement between two or more people to commit an illegal or subversive act. So who are the other conspirators? Shouldn’t they be indicted and tried also?

  6. When is Soetoro’s Court case? Why wouldn’t Blagojevich press charges agianst the criminal in chief? Keep fighting for truth and justice, sure would like to see it while I am here on earth.

  7. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Here are the 3 Governors –

    1 – Dan Walker, Democratic governor in the 1970s, was later involved in the Savings and loan scandals and convicted of federal crimes related to fraudulent loans to himself from his own First American Savings & Loan Association of Oak Brook. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.

    2 – Otto Kerner, Jr., Democratic governor in the 1960s, then a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, was convicted of 17 counts[citation needed] of bribery, conspiracy, perjury, and income-tax charges from his time as governor, and received 3 years in prison and a $50,000 fine in 1973. He was prosecuted by future Illinois governor Jim Thompson.

    3 – Rod Blagojevich, Democratic governor immediately succeeding Ryan, was impeached and removed from office by the Illinois General Assembly in January 2009 after being tied to multiple “pay to play” schemes.[1] In August 2010, he was convicted of lying to the FBI in connection with the investigation, but the jury deadlocked on 23 other charges.[5] Blagojevich was retried on 20 counts from his 2010 trial and on June 27, 2011, Blagojevich was convicted on 17 counts of fraud, acquitted on one count and the jury was hung on two.

    Mr. Clean – I couldn’t find the 4th. BUT NOTICE THE PARTY!

  8. Three former Illinois governors have gone to prison in the past 35 years, and a host of other governors have gotten into legal trouble.

    _Otto Kerner, a Democrat who was governor from 1961 to 1968, served less than a year of a three-year sentence after his 1973 conviction on bribery, tax evasion and other counts. He was convicted of arranging favorable horse racing dates as governor in return for getting horse racing association stock at reduced prices. Kerner died in 1976.

    _Dan Walker, a Democrat who was governor from 1973 to 1977, served 1 1/2 years of a seven-year sentence after pleading guilty in 1987 to bank fraud, misapplication of funds and perjury. The charges were not related to his service as governor.

    _George Ryan, a Republican who was governor from 1999 to 2003, was convicted of corruption in 2006 for steering state contracts and leases to political insiders and helping cover up bribes paid in return for truck drivers licenses while he was secretary of state and then governor. He is serving a 6 1/2-year prison term.

    In addition, William Stratton, Illinois governor from 1953-1961, was later indicted but was acquitted on charges of income tax evasion.

  9. observant viewer

    Now if we could send this jury to D.C. to cover the current extortion policies of this administration.

  10. George Homer Ryan (born February 24, 1934, in Maquoketa, Iowa) was the 39th Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1999 until 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. Ryan became nationally known when he “raised the national debate on capital punishment” by issuing a moratorium on executions in 2000.[1] He is currently serving a prison sentence and is the first of two consecutive Illinois governors to be convicted on federal corruption charges.[2]

  11. jacqlynsmith

    This is off topic but very…..very…..very important……Please send this FAR and WIDE..they are EVIL! Spooky dude at it again…

  12. Thank you for posting this link Jacqlynsmith at 4:20 pm!

    Here is more from your link:

    “Gulag Night – Monday, June 27, 10pm ET”

    “Trevor Loudon on Leon Panetta

    Trevor Loudon, world-leading researcher, revealer, and expositor of Marxist subterfuge, spells out the evidence that Leon Panetta, former CIA Director and our new Secretary of Defense is a Communist collaborator.


    June 21 note: All 100 Senators voted to confirm known Communist collaborator, Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. There is no U.S. Senator whom we can trust. America has been sold to the globalist Marxofascists and the central bank power brokers behind them. The delivery is in process and they are presently winning this Soft War in a rout of the sorely confused. – AW”

    “Hosts: Arlen Williams & Tallulah Starr

    Last Monday, Cliff Kincaid took his turn exposing Panetta before the Senate confirmed him, 100-0. (Stream the archive, here)”

    “June 26, 2011 – 8:42am CT

    Published by Andrea Shea King at Radio Patriot

    This evening, The Bound will post an update beneath Ann Barnhardt’s words, with further information and context. This is subject matter we are continuing to monitor.”


    Posted by Ann Barnhardt – June 24, AD 2011 9:01 AM MST
    Missouri River Flooding

    More Here:

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  13. CW or anyone.

    Perhaps you can answer this question. Did Blago have public defenders for this trial? I only remember he had no money and didn’t want a second trial after his first one. I am thinking that there will be no money for an appeal.

  14. YES!!! Congrats prosecutors! Job well Done. This guy is Scum!

  15. As bad as I would like to see Blago roll over on Obama and Emmanual, it won’t happen.
    He’ll get sentenced, but will stay out of prison until AFTER the next POTUS election when Obama pardons him, win or lose.


    By Pamela Geller
    June 27, 2011


    “International law is whose law? Who is next? Who is next? George Bush? Ahmadinejad did far worse to his people when they marched for free elections in 2009. His regime was then awarded the vice-presidency of the UN General Assembly.

    International law is Islamic law. Americans do not adhere to international law. This must be the platform of our next American president, once this fraud is thrown out.

    This entire Libya issue is a disaster for American foreign policy — whatever that is, as no one seems to know.

    He is destroying America one move at a time.”

    Read More Here:

    * * * *


    By Pamela Geller
    June 27, 2011


    “Muslims warn the west — Christians will be decimated when the coalition leaves Afghanistan.”

    “Brutal Beheading World News
    AFGHANISTAN | Afghan terror advances ahead of President Obama’s pullout plan | Mindy Belz”

    Read More Here:

  17. Thank God at least someone finally got indicted! Many more need to be taken down as well.

  18. I’m unfortunately from Illinois. 😦 I saw a funny statement awhile ago that I thought was funny “Illinois, the place where the govenors make the license plates”. Unfortunately it’s soooo close to the truth!!!

  19. Pingback: 2011 Obama corruption ties, Rezko Levine Blagojevich Cellini Frawley, Fitzgerald and Justice Department protect Obama, 2011 review | Citizen WElls

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