Blagojevich prosecutors may have some trouble in a retrial

While a few votes were 11 to 1 for the 23 charges that the jurors were supposed to consider, many others were no where near as lopsided.

In the end, the jurors convicted Mr. Blagojevich, a Democrat elected to two terms as governor, on one charge of giving a false statement to federal agents, but reached a conclusion that is rare in criminal cases: that they could not agree on the 23 other counts, including the most serious ones. . . .

The margins ranged vastly and changed as the talks went on. Sometimes, he said, the vote was 7 to 5, then 5 to 7, then 9 to 3.

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