Blago Jury: Evidence on Senate Seat Was Most Clear

June 27, 2011 - 5:00 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors who convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of most corruption charges against him say the evidence that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's Senate seat was the most clear.

The jurors who spoke after the verdict Monday said they had more evidence to go on for those counts, including tape recordings of Blagojevich's phone conversations and witnesses.

Jurors said the famous tape of Blagojevich referring to his ability to appoint Obama's successor as "f---ing golden" didn't sway them one way or another. They said they're confident they reached a fair verdict.

They said they found him personable but had to focus on the evidence.

The jurors, who identified themselves only by juror number, spoke to reporters from a different courtroom after proceedings ended.