The jury in the trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich told a judge on Monday that they have reached a verdict on 18 of 20 counts.
Blagojevich is charged with a range of abuses of his office, including attempted extortion and bribery. Much of the case revolves around allegations that he tried to exchange the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama for political favors.
This is the second trial for Blagojevich. An attempt to convict him last summer resulted in a deadlocked jury that convicted him on only one of 24 counts: lying to federal agents about misusing campaign contributions. Blagojevich has denied every allegation despite prosecutor's playing tapes in which the governor discussed different possibilities for the Senate seat.
Monday represented the 10th day of deliberation for the jury.