Just in case you hadn’t heard, via a new York Times email alert:
A jury in Chicago on Monday convicted the former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, of nearly all the corruption charges against him, including trying to sell or trade the Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.
Jurors delivered their verdicts Monday after deliberating nine days.
mr. Blagojevich had faced 20 charges, including the Senate seat accusation and that he schemed to shake down executives for campaign donations.
He testified for seven days, denying wrongdoing. Prosecutors said he lied and the proof was on F.B.I. wiretaps.
Read more: nytimes.com/2011/06/28/us/28blagojevich.html?emc=na
He was found guilty on 17 of 20 counts.