CHICAGO — A Chicago jury has reached a single, unanimous guilty verdict against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. He has been convicted of lying to federal agents.The jury was unable to reach unanimous verdicts on 23 other counts. The judge says he plans to call a mistrial on those remaining counts.
The government tells Chicago's WMAQ-TV that it will "absolutely" retry the case.
Jurors had deliberated for 14 days and earlier Tuesday asked for advice on filling out their verdict forms. They also asked for a copy of the oath they took before deliberating.
Blagojevich had pleaded not guilty to trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat and leverage the power of his office for personal gain.
His brother, a Nashville, Tenn., businessman, also pleaded not guilty.
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