Blagojevich Jury: Guilty Of Lying To FBI

The jury in former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial has found him guilty of making false statements to the FBI. The jury was unable to reach any verdict on the other 23 charges against Blagojevich, including attempting to sell the Senate seat vacated by U.S. President Barack Obama.

The false statements Blagojevich made to FBI agents were:

  • “No, really, my hair just grows this way.”
  • “I’m an honest Illinois politician – all politicians from Illinois are honest.”
  • “My name is pronounced ‘Johnson’.”
  • “That’s not a $10,000 bribe in that envelope I just slid across the table – remember you loaned it to me last month, and I’m just paying you back.”
  • “Do I look like someone who would sell a Senate seat? Really – look at this face. This is not the face of someone who would sell a Senate seat.”
  • “I’m not guilty of the other 23 charges.”