WSJ NEWS ALERT: Blagojevich Guilty of Lying to Federal Agents; Jury Unable to Reach Verdict on Most Counts


A federal jury found former Illinios Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty of one count of making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, bringing to a close a months-long corruption trial that left them unable to reach a verdict on most counts.

The government vowed to seek a retrial on the remaining counts.

Blagojevich was arrested on Dec. 9, 2008, and charged with 24 counts, including an attempt to sell the Senate vacated by President Obama.

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