Lone juror ‘refused to find Blagojevich guilty’

 BBC News

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.

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