|Blagojevich was convicted last year of lying to the FBI.|
CHICAGO — Jurors at the corruption retrial of ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich have sent their first note to the presiding judge but offered no hint whether they’re near a verdict.
They sent the note yesterday before going home. They’ll return for a fourth day today. The note concerned different numbers of pages in one transcript of an FBI wiretap recording.
Blagojevich denies allegations that he tried to sell or trade President Obama’s vacated Senate seat.
His brother and one-time co-defendant said he is anxiously awaiting a verdict. Robert Blagojevich says he doesn’t want his brother to go to prison.
Prosecutors dropped all charges against Robert Blagojevich after jurors at the first trial, in August of last year, deadlocked on all counts he faced and most of those facing his brother.
Those jurors convicted Rod Blagojevich of lying to the FBI.