‘s Mashed: The former Illinois governor’s testimony may have been something of a stretch.
The former Illinois governor was convicted of lying to FBI agents, but the jury hearing his corruption case was divided on 23 other charges. Prosecutors vowed immediately to retry the case.
Political favor-trading, such as in the Rod Blagojevich case, is common in state capitols across the country. But a pending Supreme Court ruling could make it harder to prosecute allegedly corrupt politicians.