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A federal jury today convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of one count against him: lying to the FBI.
Originally posted by NEMOats
"The jury has reached their verdict. They convicted on one count and that is lying to the FBI. He was able to walk away from 23 other more serious counts."
He sounds innocent to me if I was on the jury. Damn the government alphabet agencies if that is the best .gov can come up with.
"We didn't put on any defense, none, zero, zip, nada and the government still couldn't prove their case," said Rod Blagojevich's attorney, Sam Adam Sr. "It proves that they didn't have a case in the first place. The crime spree that stopped was [U.S. Attorney Patrick] Fitzgerald violating people's constitutional rights and the jury stopped that today."
Originally posted by The_Gypsy
So I can't lie to the feds but they can lie to me all they want? In the course of an investigation police can lie to suspects but it's a crime to lie back? Is there an oath or something?
Good for Blago, he was on trial for talking which should never be a crime.
Originally posted by humbleseeker
Well I would say this whole thing was a waste of tax payer money, if it wasnt for the little bit of entertainment that I recieved watching this playout.
Blago he is a scumbag, although I dont think he is anyworse then many other politicians out there.
So they want to retrial, thats lovley spend millions more on a guy who was just doing politics in regular American form.