Explanation of charges, verdict

 
Associated Press
Updated 6/27/2011 3:16 PM

List of charges, verdicts against Blagojevich

Jurors at Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial decided on 20 counts against the former Illinois governor. The verdicts were read Monday. On the official verdict form, there's a box under each charge for the panelists to check "guilty" or "not guilty." The counts and decisions are:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Guilty

Counts 1-10: Wire fraud. Nearly all are related to the allegation Blagojevich tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. Each count carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

Count 12: Attempted extortion. Alleged attempt to shake down the CEO of Children's Memorial Hospital for a campaign contribution. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

Count 13: Soliciting a bribe. Shakedown of Children's Memorial Hospital executive. Maximum penalty of 10 years.

Count 14: Extortion conspiracy. Blagojevich allegedly conspiring with an aide to shake down a racetrack executive for a campaign contribution. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

Count 15: Bribery conspiracy. Related to the alleged shakedown of the racetrack executive. Maximum five-year sentence.

Count 18: Extortion conspiracy. Related to the Senate seat. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

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Count 19: Attempted extortion. Related to the Senate seat. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

Count 20: Bribery conspiracy. Related to the Senate seat. Maximum of 5 years.

No verdict

Count 11: Attempted extortion. The alleged attempt to force then-U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel's Hollywood agent brother to hold a fundraiser for Blagojevich in exchange for releasing a school grant. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

Count 16: Attempted extortion. An attempt to shake a road-building executive down for a contribution. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

Not guilty

Count 17: Soliciting a bribe. Related to alleged road-builder shakedown. Maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.