Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor, has been found guilty of just one of 24 political corruption charges.
Well sorta, except he wasn\’t aqctually found guilty of any political corruption charges:
Blagojevich was found guilty of lying to the FBI and faces up to five years in jail.
That\’s one of those catch all charges that the Americans love to add.
Lying to the court is perjury, that\’s very bad. Lying to the coppers who have come to arrest you, that\’s, well, I\’m not sure that it\’s something we ever prosecute is it? It\’s pretty much assumed that someone at risk of being sent away for 30 years or more is going to shade the truth in what he says to those attempting to put him away for 30 years, isn\’t it?