Despite loads of evidence that he was corrupt all the way to the bone, one lone juror has destroyed the whole case against Blagojevich. His only conviction was for lying to the Feds.
How's that for irony? It's a crime to lie to the liars! Consider that in light of the recent 9th circuit court of appeals ruling that said it was "freedom of speech" to lie and pretend that you are a military hero or combat vet.
Apparently the holdout juror felt it was okay to lie in her jurors oath. Chicago Fox news affiliates are reporting that she bragged for weeks in advance that she was going to find Blago not guilty.
Jo Ann Chiakulas of Willowbrook "is a retired state public health director who has ties to the Chicago Urban League. She has handed out campaign literature for a relative who ran for public office. She listens to National Public Radio and liberal talk radio shows."
If the political affiliation of all the participants in this case were hypothetically reversed, imagine how quickly this person would be outed and demonized as a conservative villain!
I wonder how much she was paid.