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The federal jury found that the former governor brazenly abused the powers of his office in a series of attempted shakedowns captured on undercover government recordings.In the last 38 years, half of the elected Illinois governors have ended up behind bars.
Blagojevich, the fourth former governor convicted of felonies since 1973, likely faces a significant prison sentence.
In the end, jurors agreed with prosecutors that Blagojevich had tried to sell the Senate seat in a variety of ways, including an attempt to steer it to U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in exchange for $1.5 million in campaign cash promised by Jackson supporters.
The Chicago Machine... the most corrupt political organisation in North America.