Tuesday, August 17, 2010

One Count? That's It?

  • A federal jury today convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of only one count against him: lying to the FBI. Jurors said they were deadlocked on the other 23 counts against the former governor, and all four counts against his brother Robert.

    Blagojevich, who faces up to 5 years in prison, pursed his lips and shook his head slightly.

    Patti rested her head on the chair in front of her and shook her head no several times.
    Blagojevich looked at her with an annoyed look on his face.
Rod's probably annoyed he's going to have to sit next to her again as the government retries him on the 23 deadlocked counts.

And lying to the FBI Hell, J-Fled could be indicted for that when he told his buddies their share of the last lunch bill came to $27.53 rather than the actual $22.53.

How about for the next trial they bring up a jury from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas seeing as how they managed to get at least one complete moron through the process.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEVER talk to the FBI.

8/17/2010 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8/17/2010 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual the feebs f-up'd the case by not doing their homework.

Maybe those agents could be hired by J-Fled now to manage his new crime-fighting scheme?

Fitzgerald should find another line of work. Maybe Obama will hire him to run the luggage scanner at O'Hare for TSA?

8/17/2010 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago wont even do time!

8/17/2010 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need Fitzgerald to bring Jarret, Gainnoulious, Emmanuel and especially Rezko to the jury box the next time around. Until then we we will not know the truth.

I believe the people need to know what Blago was promised in-exchange for the Senate seat.

We do not need to hear from jackson Jr. because it is obvious he was offering a good size bribe for the position.

Why isn't Jesse jr. indicted??

8/17/2010 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Feds need to leave it alone. He's out of office, he's broke, jobless and he's facing imprisonment on this one count. Its not worth the cost to taxpayers to continue with this farce.

8/17/2010 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The jury, and everyone else, knows that this whole thing was just to save POTUS Hussein.

Ali-Ass-A-Lickum, Mother Fuckers!

8/17/2010 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

The feebs had to hurry up and play this donkey-shit case forward after yanking the wire when "The Hollow Man's" name started coming up. They had to make SOMEBODY take a bath for this and figured Blago would go down easy.


So now the feebs have the nerve to be PISSED because 23 of 24 counts resulted in a dangle?

Blago walked them to a standstill...

Wonder how the eventual appeal is going to go?

8/17/2010 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I ever get charged with ANY trumped up government charge, I want Sam Mutha-Fricken Adam Jr. as my mouthpiece!


8/17/2010 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A big F**k you pat Fitzgerald, stop wasting our time with blago the clown and go after Daley and madigan crime families.

8/17/2010 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Ken said...

J-Fled and Shortshank should be put on trial for lying to the citizens of Chicago. Oh wait I forgot J-Fled does not lie, he is a number one stand up person just ask Cozzi.

8/17/2010 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one will take Daley on he is a mole got caught years ago and flipped. Think about it everyone around him dirty, but he is never tainted second no one ever runs against him they either get paid off or get a sweet spot Daley is here to stay boys and girls.

8/17/2010 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago's lawyers made Fitzgerald look like a Justice Dept. intern.

What a putz. Lincoln rolling over in his grave, my ass! No wonder the Daley/Burke/Madigan Crime Family is still unleashed on the citizens of Chicago and Illinois. Fitzgerald couldn't find a criminal if he spent the day at 26th & Cal.

8/17/2010 06:05:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Hey, Fitzgerald

So you're going to retry Blagojevich. How about subpoenaes for the Messiah, Rahm Emanuel, Jesse Jackson Jr., Tony Rezko, Valerie Jarrett, ad infinitum, on an ongoing investigation in which you prematurely pulled the plug.

While you're at it, how about that corrupt teflon rat cocksucker Daley?

Why did the USDOJ/BOP imprison Bill Cozzi a thousand miles away from his friends and loved ones?

I once had faith in your integrity. No more.

8/17/2010 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the Electrical Foreman promotion at Aviation. 8 candidates and 1 on the clout list. Guess who got promoted?

Yeppers......the Irish lad on the clout list.

Just more Chicago shenanigans.

8/17/2010 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Sam Adam Jr. Why waste 30 million of so of taxpayer money on a retrial. Use the money to hire more Cops.

8/17/2010 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm wondering how many holdouts....perhaps just one person, two, three?

Next time bring out the big guns...Levine, Rezko, Jackson, Rahm....that's who the jury wanted to hear.

8/17/2010 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, gents. That office is the one that went after Bill Cozzi.
Take a deep breath before you root for them.

8/17/2010 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful thing the deaprtment just has money to burn. No offense to the lady, but Nancy Wortham is now a Deputy Director for the Department. About 3 days seniority at this time. Will Jesse Jackson and Phleger be the next people hired as Directors and Deputy Directors for the department. This Department is a joke. Since J-Fled came on, he has ruined this department beyond repair. He couldn't have fucked it up this bad on purpose if he tried. Please retirement get here soon.

8/17/2010 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every damn politician is full of shit, and there is far more important issues than retrying a big mouth idiot with the taxpayers $$$.
I believe there is more corruption other than BLAGO....START LOOKIN FITZ, or are you bought too

8/17/2010 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare Blago address the citizens of Chicago and Illinois with such affect- as if innocent of all charges- when in reality, it's a hung jury on remaining charges!

Does he forget that each and every one of us heard him ON TAPE whining like a two-year old about being trapped in role as governor of our state?

Whining that the cash cow he thought he had as a job wasn't panning out as much as he anticipated.

Listen between the lines- that is a corrupt official crying that he's having a hard time stealing money from the likes of a Children's Hospital, etc.

Even when he attempted to be corrupt, he didn't succeed much. What does that tell you about his abilities on non-corrupt day-to-day biz?

Poor Illinois. We just cannot win. What brought on this karma, anyway?? Oh, wait, we elected this stroke with a capital S...

8/17/2010 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago didn't beat anything. The FBI & prosecutors beat themselves in their haste to protect Obama, Rahm, Jesse, Valerie, and others. They jumped the gun by arresting him too early for this reason. (my belief is they were told to) They failed to produce the testimony of the critical co-conspirators for this reason. (ditto)
The "Adams Family " took max advantage of this & put on a good show.
It will be interesting to see who will be made the fall guy for this extreme example of prosecutorial misconduct at the highest level. Now you know why Fitz stayed miles away from that courtroom. Are there any tapes of Eric Holder's conversations regarding this case? To me, this has been a textbook example of "Throwing the game".
Watch for Fitz to exit stage left, pronto.

8/17/2010 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

United Airlines says:

"Paging Lieutenant Dan Dugan... attention Lieutenant Dan Dugan...is there a Lieutenant Dan Dugan in the house? Please proceed to the United Airlines baggage counter to settle a dispute regarding an overweight "carry-on" bag...your skills as an urban warrior are needed...thank you."

We're short lieutenants in every district and this know-it-all ends up at O'Hare Airport? Maybe Director Goldstein will let Danny Boy carry his bags to the check-in someday.

I once was proud to be a member of this department, and now I'm just counting the days....

8/17/2010 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya can't beat the guys that print the money.

8/17/2010 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONGRATS TO BLAGO!! HAHA to fitzy!! you got a face full of chicago politics, but the people agreed, this whole case was weak! Blago was indicted cause the real criminals in the democratic party didnt like anybody who said no to them. YOU GO BLAGO!! Spend that money and effort to go after DALEY,QUINN, MADIGANS and you will see a CONVICTION!! DUMBASS!! TO ALL YOU MORONS WHO THINK BLAGO IS GUILTY, READ THE WHOLE INDICTMENT! IT IS WEAK WEAK WEAK!! THEN COME BACK AND SAY SOMETHING INTELLIGENT.

8/17/2010 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never seen the Fed fail to prove their case like this crew did. Maybe they'll do their homework before bringing him to trial next time.

Or, maybe this incompetent prosecution was the intent all along?

8/17/2010 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, talking to the FBI when they refuse you a court reporter, the agent only taking notes. Now you get to court and you dispute what the agent testifies to and you are convicted of lying to them. I say bullshit. No charges brought unless the statement is at least on tape. Rod made the govt. look stupid and as most people I know believe, the govt. arrested him to keep the white house from being implicated in the sale of the senate seat.

8/17/2010 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I don't knock Blago at all!
Maybe all the visits to the talk shows and the 'reality shows' paid off! Maybe there WAS a METHOD to the madness....

8/17/2010 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lying to the FBI? BS Charge. The lawyers explained that one off and they are right. There is no other evidence on that charge other than an FBI agent's notes. No audio, video or even a court reporter's transcript. That will go away on appeal.

Hung on the other counts, I tell you what, I'd hire the Adams family to defend me if I fuck up.

Blago may be guilty, but the Government didn't prove shit. Pat Fitz can kiss being FBI Director bye-bye.

8/17/2010 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous 60 Minutes said...

To all you Ginger Rugai haters out there: She is retiring. The ward committeman, Matt O'Shea, is running to replace her in the 19th ward.
Seiser is busy mounting his campaign for world overlord !!!

8/17/2010 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Chuck said...

Rod did not lie !!!!! He just did not understand the questions

8/17/2010 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

captains will be used as fill in watch commanders instead of Lts. Lt's who are bid or get sent out of
their area make time and 1/2. But the captains don't have this provision in their contract.
So if a capt and Lt are scheduled to work on the watch and a w/c is needed elsewhere the capt will be sent as a money saving move.
Maybe not a big deal to most but when u keep pissing off the capt and lts that bitterness has a way of rolling downhill.

8/17/2010 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8/17/2010 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

8/17/2010 05:25:00 PM

If they can't convict blago on anything other than fibbing to the FBI then Daley has nothing to worry about.

Rod makes Dick look like a brain surgeon.

8/17/2010 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yea, the price to do bidness with any government agency in Illinois just went up.

8/17/2010 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a minnow in a tank of killer orcas. They stopped investigating when they began to hear about short legs & big ears & their respective crews.

Blago is just a clown they pinched to make it appear they're doing something. Ho-Hum ! Democrooks can breath easy again !!!!!!

8/17/2010 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many jurors did he buy?

8/17/2010 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares if he lied to the FBI agents. Are the FBI something special? Look no further than J-Fled for that answer. The government got smoked in this trial plain and simple. Blago got recorded "talking shit" on the tapes, nothing more. He wins on appeal for the one count and will never get convicted on retrials.

8/17/2010 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

was at a party over the weekend and met a former fed ( anti -j fed ) and even he said NEVER EVER TRUST THAT FED.

8/17/2010 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitzgerald is a pompous, arrogant ass. I hope Blago beats all counts. Free Cozzi.

8/17/2010 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish Blagojevich would have been found guilty, if but for no other reason than to shut him, Sam Adams Sr. & Jr. up. STFU already!

8/17/2010 09:08:00 PM  
Blogger AHotMess said...

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” ~ Aesop

Never truer said of Chicago & Illinois.

8/17/2010 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One holdout was enough...

8/17/2010 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. From a good source, end of Oct jfled out. Head of OEMC to be new supt.

8/17/2010 02:45:00 PM

Close. Actually Orozco will head Public Safety which will oversee both Police and Fire. Something about National Security and being able to keep things under one manager. Ernie get the top CPD spot w/ someone to watch him. Politically correct. Fire? Who know/cares.

They'll tell you it's about saving money and easier for public safety, but it's about the power/money. It always is.

8/17/2010 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A big F**k you pat Fitzgerald, stop wasting our time with blago the clown and go after Daley and madigan crime families.

8/17/2010 05:58:00 PM"

he can't, he's one of them.

8/17/2010 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Wortham's sister is a Director on this department?

Just goes to show what qualifications are really needed to run this department. None.

8/17/2010 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think they'll retry him. They certainly won't fuck with Patti over Rezko....White House doesn't want the Rezko stories getting new life as we head into the 2012 cycle. People will pay attention this time around.

Blago does 18 months, writes a book, ends up as a laborer at McCormick Place, everybody's happy.

8/17/2010 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this fed stroke doesn't go after the big crooks: Obama, Daley, Madigan, Stroeger, Jackson, etc he needs to be tarred and feathered. The taxpayers should be picketing the turd's office until he stops kissing politician ass and does his fucking job!

America, Illinois and Chicago got the governments they deserve; it fucking sucks that some of us who aren't asshats gotta go along for the ride.

8/17/2010 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to disagree with you SCC. I think the charges r a pathetic joke. Trying to shake down somebody??? The guy got the cash from Rod without a campaign contribution. Trying to sell the senate seat??? How about letting him sell the seat. We don't charge guys with attempt delivery. Most importantly it takes two to tango. Rod got charged with trying to sell the US Senate seat. WHERE R THE CHARGES FOR TRYING TO BUY THE SEAT?????????????????????

Daley, Madigan, and Burke have done things a thousand times worse a hundred times over. Where r the charges?????????? The FEDS are a joke. Put me on a fed jury and its an automatic not guilty. FUCK THE FEDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/17/2010 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pulled the plug early to protect Obama and the ensuing civil/race war that would erupt when the first "black" President gets indicted. Blago was the fall guy.


8/17/2010 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for this a Hole
I never voted for this dude!

Hey R B. Don't. Drop the soap .

8/17/2010 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KING RICHARD will have a good nights sleep tonight... the feds will not dare come after him after this embarsement

8/17/2010 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lie'N to the feds... is that the fed disorderly conduct charge???

8/17/2010 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you plan on hiring Sam Adams for your attorney you better plan on spending a minimum of $1000 an hour.

He only agreed to represent Blago be cause he owes blogo big time. Blago used his office to pay the medical bills of Sam's kid.

The Illinois Kid Care (ALL KIDS) program is designed to provide medical care for those kids whose family make less than $40,000 a year and can't get insurance.

At the direction of Blago Sam Adams medical bills to the tune of $2,000.000.00 were payed at by Kids Care at the tax payers expense.

That's right the tax payers got stuck with the bill for an attorney who is worth millions and whose family is worth untold millions.

This information was released during a news conference by Sam Adams himself. At the time he stated that he owed Blogo because of this and if you remember he said he would defend Blogo for free!

Me as police Officer making sixty to seventy thousand a year can not qualify for this program. But an attorney who makes MILLIONS gets his bills paid thanks to Blago.

Hey Fitzs, How about locking up Sam Adams Jr. for stealing from the tax payers???? It should be a slam dunk. There is a paper trail a mile wide and he already admitted it on national T.V.

8/17/2010 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt about it, Blago is a real
JERK. Should never have been elected governor, much less 2 times. In the scheme of things, however, he is certainly no worse than Daley,( how many terms?) or Madigan, etc. Just a scapegoat.
Not to mention up to the White House chain.
Actually glad to see Fitz, Mr.Clean, getting knocked off his "White Horse". I said it in December, 2008, if he's so smart, why can't he catch Daley & his greedy buddies?
Please tell me " Mr. Egg On His Face", isn't going to waste 25- 30 million more of our money on a

8/17/2010 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wrote a month ago that the only people "Perjury" Pat Fitzgerald could convict was someone he could sandbag with a minor charge stemming from a minute mistake in recalling an incident the Feds were asking the "victim" about. I'm no fan of Blago, but I think that Fitzgerald is an asshole. If he really wanted to ring the conviction bell he could send the FBI over to City Hall and grab the little weasel on 5. That is if the FBI agents could find City Hall. If the media really wanted the truth about the aborted investigation of Blago, they could ask Perjury Pat if he has Obummer on any of the wiretaps. I'll bet they have Mr. Above the Law on tape saying things he would be in the shitter for if he wasn't the "Chosen One." Scooter Libby and Burge got fucked by the guy with the bird's nest hairdo. Blago will be next. At least it was a bad day for the "Band of Bastards" at the Dirksen building.

8/17/2010 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8/17/2010 07:17:00 PM"

if they're morons, which, by the way, i won't dispute, how will reading anything enable them to "...COME BACK AND SAY SOMETHING INTELLIGENT."?

8/17/2010 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh, wait, we elected this stroke with a capital S...

8/17/2010 07:06:00 PM"

why only rant about blojo?

8/17/2010 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:12pm,,,,,we all get it, you really hate Dugan. Get over it.

Dugan was the glue that has held this place together since BigForehead showed up. Notice how it is falling all apart without him running the day-to-day.

He's getting the last laugh.

PS, He is running around O'Hare like a recruit, backing people up, and just doing his job instead of hiding in an office.

8/17/2010 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance that the legislature in Springfield can pass a new bill making it a Class 3 felony to lie to the police in cities with a population of over one million?

Cheap shot sandbagging feds are full of shit.

8/17/2010 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8/17/2010 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:12pm,,,,,we all get it, you really hate Dugan. Get over it.

Dugan was the glue that has held this place together since BigForehead showed up. Notice how it is falling all apart without him running the day-to-day.
He's getting the last laugh.
PS, He is running around O'Hare like a recruit, backing people up, and just doing his job instead of hiding in an office.

8/17/2010 10:45:00 PM
Thanks, Dan, for defending yourself, but the plain and simple truth is that you should be "running around" 007 or 003 "like a recruit" demonstrating first-hand the principles you preached when you were the high and mighty Deputy Superintendent. There is no need for another lieutenant at O'Hare. This isn't about hating someone, it is about pointing out the absolute hypocrisy of those in power at the CPD.

8/18/2010 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come they can lock someone up for lying to the FBI but not to the CPD?

8/18/2010 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All he needs is ONE count of guilty to lose his $100,000 state of IL pension!

8/18/2010 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitzgerald ingratiated himself with Obama, Daley, Emmanuel, Madigan, Jackson Jr. and Sr., the list goes on and on. He knew what he was doing when he yanked th plug on the wire tap; two more weeks and he would have had all the rats. He knows it, I know it and so does anyone with half a brain. Blago is small potatos compared to the aforementioned bums.

8/18/2010 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you have a great day !
a great year!
a great life we're so proud of you
Mr R B!

Keep up the good work.

8/18/2010 08:29:00 PM  

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