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Jury agrees on 18 counts in former Ill. Governor Rod Blagojevich corruption trial

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives at federal court for is arraignment on federal racketeering and fraud charges in Chicago, Tuesday, April 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
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(CBS/AP) CHICAGO - The jurors deliberating in the corruption trial of ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich tell a judge they have reached a verdict on 18 of the 20 counts against him.

Attorneys in the case have agreed that the verdict should be read Monday. Judge James Zagel said that will happen in the afternoon.

The jury had returned to the federal courthouse in Chicago on Monday after 9 days of deliberations. They've been talking over the evidence in the case over a three-week period.

Blagojevich has denied all wrongdoing, including allegations that he sought to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

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