The jury empaneled to decide the fate of Rod Blagojevich, former Governor of Illinois has reached a verdict on 18 of 20 counts, Judge James Zagel said in court.

The jury has come to a unanimous decision on 18 of 20 counts, Zagel said. We are confident that we will not able to come to agreement on the two counts even with further deliberation. 

A verdict is expected to be rendered between 1 and 2 p.m.

Blagojevich testified at his retrial denying charges he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.