Rod Blagojevich Jury Reaches Verdict

There's a verdict in the federal corruption trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. U.S. District Judge James Zagel has called the defendants, the former governor and his brother Robert, and lawyers to the court in Chicago.

The verdict hasn't been read yet but as soon as we learn what it is, we'll pass it along.

And, of course, NPR correspondents Cheryl Corley and David Shaper will have plenty of follow-up reporting on the decision and aftermath, which we'll pass along as well.

Blagojevich was indicted on 24 counts of corruption, including mail fraud and



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from