List of Blagojevich convictions, maximum sentences

Chicago Tribune on December 5, 2011 released the following:

“The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge will sentence former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on 18 counts of corruption this week. Jurors at his first trial last year deadlocked on all but one of 24 counts, convicting him only of lying to the FBI. At his retrial this year, jurors convicted him on 17 of 20 counts. Combined, the charges formally carry a maximum 305-year sentence, though he’s likely to get closer to 10 years.

The convictions and maximum sentences from the retrial are:

TEN COUNTS OF WIRE FRAUD, nearly all of which are related to the allegation Blagojevich tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat. Each count carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

ONE COUNT OF ATTEMPTED EXTORTION related to an attempt to shake down the CEO of Children’s Memorial Hospital for a campaign contribution. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

ONE COUNT OF SOLICITING A BRIBE in the shakedown of the children’s hospital executive. Maximum penalty of 10 years.

ONE COUNT OF EXTORTION CONSPIRACY for conspiring with an aide to shake down a racetrack executive. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

ONE COUNT OF BRIBERY CONSPIRACY, related to shakedown of the racetrack executive. Maximum five-year sentence.

ONE COUNT OF EXTORTION CONSPIRACY, related to the Senate seat. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

ONE COUNT OF ATTEMPTED EXTORTION, related to the Senate seat. Maximum penalty of 20 years.

ONE COUNT OF BRIBERY CONSPIRACY, related to the Senate seat. Maximum of 5 years.

And from the first trial:

ONE COUNT OF FALSE STATEMENTS, for lying to federal investigators about his fundraising. Maximum of 5 years.”

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