Of all the people I talked to before the verdict came down in the trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his brother, Robert, the person who came closest to predicting it correctly was Waukegan defense lawyer Jed Stone.
Stone predicted the former governor would be convicted of lying to an FBI agent, but not on the 23 other counts against him. That's what happened, although Stone didn't predict the jury would be hung on the other counts.
On Monday, Stone explained his reasoning: