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User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1638 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 1241 times:

Convicted on 1 count of giving false statements to the feds.

Jury hung on the rest of the counts.


http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/08/17/...h.trial/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1


Not surprised at all. A really weak case by the feds.


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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11357 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 1231 times:

Yeah, well in this case, 23 + 1 = 5.

 



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User currently offlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1183 times:

Quoting flanker (Thread starter):
Not surprised at all. A really weak case by the feds.

It is perhaps worth noting that the U.S. attorney who brought the case, Patrick Fitzgerald, is the same prosecutor who led the investigation in the Valerie Plame case. In that case, after all the investigation and all the charges made in the media, Fitzgerald also came up with a single count of making false statements (which he brought against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby). Fitzgerald is pretty good at laying "perjury traps," but so far the big fish has eluded him in the two most celebrated cases he has prosecuted in recent years.


User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13115 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

Blago's attorney has already announced that he will appeal the only conviction. The Government has already said they will retry him on some of the charges. Still, 3 out of the last 4 governors of the State of Illinois have been convicted of crimes commited in elected positions.

I think in the end, enough of the jurors believed that what Blagovich was doing, to trade for campaign contibutions for his choice of who was going to replace Obama that while wrong is just real life politics, not really illegal. I also think many people don't like wiretaps and snooping on phone and so on for such persons (but ok for Terrorists or murderers).

Perhaps we need to see a national standard for the replacement of resigning/dead US Congressmembers or Senators on the states to reduce the bargining we saw here. Yes, the Governor can make proposed appointments, but perhaps State Legisgative committees should hold hearings of potential canidates, then then State legisgature would approve the final choice. This would remove the bargaing power of the Governor as well as give the people via their reps a say in clearing and approving of replacments.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15745 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 2):
Patrick Fitzgerald, is the same prosecutor who led the investigation in the Valerie Plame case.

He also lead the case against some guy in New York who they had to try three times before convicting him recently.

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 3):
Perhaps we need to see a national standard for the replacement of resigning/dead US Congressmembers or Senators on the states to reduce the bargining we saw here.

I think that would be in order.



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4022 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

Quoting flanker (Thread starter):
Not surprised at all. A really weak case by the feds.

Apparently the jurors were 11-1 in convicting him on the other counts but there was one lonely standout... I wonder how much money her bank account has seen in the past weeks pouring in from the Chicago political machine.

On a more seriois note, how is it even possible that one single person has the power to prevent someone from doing the time they deserve? The potential for abuse just seems so tremendous.



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User currently offlineasturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2156 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 914 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 5):
On a more seriois note, how is it even possible that one single person has the power to prevent someone from doing the time they deserve? The potential for abuse just seems so tremendous.

Which is why we use civil law  

But well, you'll find people defending common law with religious fervor, so if they like it.. they can keep it.

asturias



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