Rod Blagojevich's Fate Rests In Jury's Hands

A jury is now deliberating the fate of disgraced former Illinois governor  turned reality TV star Rod Blagojevich who’s accused of corruption while in office, can report.

The trial of Blagojevich — who’s accused of scheming to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat after the November 2008 election — has been ongoing since early June.

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The case went to the jury Wednesday. During the trial, Blagojevich never took the stand to testify in his own defense.

“Ultimately, it’s in God’s hands,” Blagojevich — accused of political corruption with 24 charges of ranging from racketeering conspiracy to wire fraud to attempted extortion — told the Chicago Tribune upon his departure from Dirksen U.S. Courthouse Wednesday.

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Since his political career reached an impasse in light of the accusations, the charismatic politician has appeared on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.

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He wanted to be on 2009’s cycle of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here, but a judge wouldn’t allow him to travel to Costa Rica to tape the show. His wife Patti appeared in his place.


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