Jury Deadlocked Over Ex-Governor Blagojevich

The Blago saga rolls on. Today, a U.S. district judge has ordered jurors in the corruption trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich to resume deliberations after they reached agreement on just two of 24 counts against him, Associated Press reports.

Blagojevich, 53, has pleaded not guilty to all 24 counts including racketeering, wire fraud, extortion, bribery, conspiracy and false statements. The most sensational charge is that he tried to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Illinois Senate seat.

With deliberations entering a 12th day, the six-man, six-woman jury had sent a note to Judge James B. Zagel indicating they have not even begun to discuss 11 counts of wire fraud - and are deadlocked on 11 other counts. In response, the judge has apparently urged them to bring each count to a vote, even if the decision is not unanimous.

The former governor's brother, Robert Blagojevich, is a co-defendant in the trial. The 54-year-old faces four counts, and has also pleaded not guilty.

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