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VIDEO: Blagojevich Stunned By Conviction, Jury Speaks Out

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A jury convicted Rod Blagojevich of 17 corruption counts on Monday, a decision that left the former governor stunned.

WATCH: Rod Blagojevich was found guilty of 17 of 20 corruption charges, including an attempt to sell an appointment to President Obama’s old Senate seat–for either for a lucrative job for himself or campaign cash:

WATCH: The jury said that it hoped its service, and ultimately, its verdict sends a message that corruption cannot stand:

WATCH: U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald welcomes the verdict, but called it “bittersweet” because he said Blagojevich failed to learn from the corruption conviction of his predecessor, George Ryan:

WATCH: Blagojevich, who has confidently predicted his vindication, was stunned and nearly at a loss for words. “There’s not much left to say. We want to get home to our little girls.”

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