[Posted by Karl]
Rule Number One: Don’t talk to Fitz:
A federal jury found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty on Tuesday of one count of lying to federal agents, and the judge said he intends to declare a mistrial on the remaining counts.
Prosecutors said immediately after the verdict was read that they intend to retry the case against Blagojevich and his co-defendant brother as soon as possible.
At least Blago won’t be collecting his public pension (iirc).
Nathan Wurtzel reminds me via Twitter: “I killed him, I killed him, I killed him dead.”
Discuss amongst yourselves.
UPDATE BY PATTERICO: Looks like it was an 11-1 hang for guilt on the remaining counts.
All it takes is one crazy juror.
UPDATE BY KARL: It was 11-1 on the charge of trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by Obama, but the jury foreman adds that there were “often several holdouts on various counts.”