Blagojevich Juror Held Out on Senate Seat Sale

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti (not pictured) arrive at the Federal Court building, Wednesday, July 21, 2010, in Chicago. AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

A juror in the corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich says the panel was deadlocked 11-1 in favor of convicting the former Illinois governor of trying to sell or trade President Obama's former Senate seat.

Juror Erik Sarnello of Itasca, Ill., said a female holdout "just didn't see what we all saw." The 21-year-old Sarnello said the counts around the Senate seat were "the most obvious."

The jury convicted Blagojevich Tuesday of a lesser charge, lying to federal agents, but could not reach an agreement on the remaining 23 charges. Prosecutors have pledged to retry the case as soon as possible.

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