Looks like Blago wins. The prosecutor ought be fired. If you bring a high profile case, it better be a sound one. First mistake was to charge Blago with 24 different offenses. Nobody has the time to commit that many crimes. Blago, unlikable as he is, may have done a couple of things, like offer Obama's old senate seat to the highest bidder, but he didn't have the time, or the smarts, to commit 24 separate offenses. Then, the one charge the jury convicted on, isn't really a crime in my book. Lying to police may be an undesirable character trait, but he wasn't under oath, and any fool knows that anything you say to the cops will be used against you in court. So, nobody in their right mind is going to tell the cops "I did it". Plus, in this case, the jury doesn't think Blago did it, so Blago wasn't lying when it told the cops he didn't do it.
Wanta bet the government tries again? Despite the constitutional prohibition of double jeopardy. " Nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb,"