After verdict, jury in Blago trial holds press conference to avoid media attention later

Instead of making a quick exit from the courtroom on Monday, jurors in the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial spent 21 minutes talking to reporters.

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You hold a 21-minute press conference.

At least that’s the hope for the jurors who on Monday found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty on 17 of 20 counts. Jurors in the first Blago trial didn’t speak with the media immediately after the verdict and were later visited by reporters at their homes. The jury members in this case hoped to avoid that outcome.

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