A single juror prevented former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich being convicted of selling Barack Obama’s Senate seat, the jury foreman has said.
The juror, a female retiree, believed there wasn’t sufficient evidence – "a smoking gun" – to warrant a conviction for corruption, James Matsumoto said.
"She saw it as, no crime was being committed. It was just talk – political talk," Mr Matsumoto told reporters.
The Chicago federal jury convicted Blagojevich of lying to FBI agents.