August 18th, 2010
11:33 AM ET

Juror: One vote blocked Senate seat conviction in Blagojevich case

CNN Wire Staff

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared vindicated after a jury in a federal corruption trial reportedly was one vote short of convicting him of attempting to sell a U.S. Senate seat.

Prosecutors said they will retry Blagojevich and will meet next week to decide their next move.

Blagojevich was found guilty Tuesday of lying to the FBI but escaped convictions on 23 other counts in a trial seen as a partial victory for the former governor.

The jury, which deliberated for 14 days, said it was hung on 23 counts against him and on the counts against the former governor's brother, Robert Blagojevich.

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