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Blagojevich guilty on one count

Former Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Former Governor Rod Blagojevich.

By Associated Press/St. Louis Public Radio

Chicago/St. Louis – A federal judge has declared a mistrial on all but one count in the political corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

The jury found Blagojevich guilty of one count of lying to federal agents.

The maximum sentence for that count is five years.

There were 23 other counts against Blagojevich and four against his brother. The jury could not reach a decision on any of those counts.

Judge James Zagel asked prosecutors if they planned to retry on the hung counts.

The prosecution said it intended to retry Blagojevich quickly.