After an extensive period of time waiting in anticipation of this trial, former Governor Rod Blagojevich has just been convicted of 18 counts of wire fraud, bribery, attempted extortion, conspiracy and lying to the FBI. He could be receiving a pretty big prison sentence as a result of all the charges.
You may recognize Blagojevich for his recent appearance as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice, in an effort to repair his tarnished image. His wife, Patti Blagojevich appeared on a reality show last summer as well called “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here“. Rod didn’t last very long on Apprentice and the show Patti was on was just horrendous.
He didn’t have much to say after the conviction. “I, frankly, am stunned,” said Blagojevich, who was barred after the verdict from traveling outside northern Illinois without court permission. “There’s not much left to say other than we want to get home to our little girls and talk to them and explain things to them and try to sort things out.”
Watch his statement to the press with Patti by his side below…