Jury Gets Case in Blagojevich Corruption Trial
The judge has said he doesn't expect a quick verdict -- so it could be a long wait before former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his brother learn their fate.
Jurors in Chicago have begun deciding whether Blagojevich tried to sell a nomination to President Barack Obama's former Senate seat.
During his lengthy instructions to jurors, the judge said they could make "reasonable inferences.'' And that could be important -- because prosecutors said in their closing arguments that Blagojevich never demanded money in exchange for something. Instead, they said, he merely implied it.
Prosecutors portrayed him as a greedy and smart political schemer who was determined to use his power to enrich himself.
But his attorney characterized him as an insecure bumbler who talked too much and had terrible judgment about which people to trust.