Reporting with Natasha Korecki, Dave McKinney and Chris Fusco
The jury has found former Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty on just one of the 24 corruption counts against him -- count 24, making false statement to the FBI.
That count alleges that the ex-governor lied to federal agents in 2005 when they questioned him about "pay to play" politics. He told the agents he kept his fund-raising and politics separate.
That charge carries a maximum five-year prison term and $250,000 fine.
This means the jury was divided on all 23 remaining counts against the ex-governor, and on all four counts against his brother, Robert.
Judge James Zagel said he would declare a mistrial on those 23 counts. He said he would give prosecutors until Sept. 7 to decide if they wanted to retry the case, but Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar wasted no time in responding.
"It is absolutely my intention to retry this ... as quickly as possible," Schar said.
When the verdict was read, there wasn't a visible sense of relief at the defense table. Rod Blagojevich looked at the jury and shook his head. It appears the defense was hoping for some acquittals.
After the jury left, Sam Adam Jr. sat next to Rod and put his arm around him, looking as if he were consoling him. He now has to go through this again.