If at first you don't succeed, try try again: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) was convicted on 17 of 20 charges in his retrial.
A jury has convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of nearly all the corruption charges against him, including trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.
Blagojevich had faced 20 charges, including the Senate seat allegation and that he schemed to shake down executives for campaign donations. He was convicted on all charges regarding the Senate seat.
The jurors delivered their verdicts Monday after deliberating nine days.
Blagojevich testified for seven days, denying wrongdoing.
Prosecutors said he lied and the proof was on FBI wiretaps. Those included a widely parodied clip in which Blagojevich calls the Senate opportunity "f------ golden."
Jurors in his first trial deadlocked on all but one charge, convicting Blagojevich of lying to the FBI.