The jury in the corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich
has convicted the former Illinois governor on one count of making false statements to the FBI, and the judge declared a mistrial on the 23 remaining counts.
Jurors said they were deadlocked on the 23 counts against Blagojevich, and on all four counts against his brother, Robert Blagojevich.
Rod Blagojevich, 53, faces up to five years in prison.
U.S. District Court Judge James Zagel set a status hearing for Aug. 26 for prosecutors to announce whether they will retry Rod Blagojevich.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall Samborn said late Tuesday there will "definitely" be a retrial.
The verdict was announced after 14 days of deliberation.
"We have a prosecutor who has wasted millions and wants to keep spending money to persecute me," Blagojevich told reporters after leaving the courtroom.
He also said he would appeal the conviction of lying to investigators.
"I did not lie to the FBI," he said. "I told the truth from the very beginning."
The former governor faced a number of charges, including racketeering, wire fraud, and attempted extortion and bribery. The most explosive accusation was that he attempted to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Obama.
The trial began in June and featured testimony from several former members of the ex-governor's staff and a number of secretly recorded telephone calls in which a foul-mouthed Blagojevich appeared to try and trade political favors for campaign cash.
The judge did not say when Blagojevich would face sentencing on the false-statements charge. Blagojevich, who pleaded not guilty, did not testify at his trial. The defense presented no witnesses.
His older brother, Robert, who briefly worked for the then-governor as a fundraiser, was tried simultaneously on charges of wire fraud, extortion conspiracy, attempted extortion and bribery conspiracy. He said he was ready to fight if the case is retried.
"I feel strong, I feel confident and I don't feel in any way deterred in my ability to articulate my innocence," the former governor's brother said.
Blagojevich, a Democrat, was elected governor in 2002, vowing to clean up state politics after his predecessor, George Ryan, was sentenced to federal prison on a corruption conviction.
He was arrested in December 2008 and subsequently impeached and removed from office. Since then he has written a book and appeared on a number of television shows, including Donald Trump's reality program, "The Celebrity Apprentice."