Foreman reacts to dismissal of Robert Blagojevich case

August 27, 2010 4:38:01 AM PDT
The jury foreman in the Blagojevich corruption trial says he thinks federal prosecutors did the only just thing in letting Robert Blagojevich go.

Last week, the jury in the trial was deadlocked on all four charges against Robert Blagojevich.

Foreman James Matsumoto said he actually thinks Robert Blagojevich was guilty of all four counts. But the foreman says his view of guilt did not sit well with him or other jurors. Matsumoto says he thinks the way the law was written was unfair to the ex-governor's brother.

"I think he has suffered enough in the last two years or more. And it has affected his life and his family's life. I don't see any justice for him to go to jail," said Matsumoto.

Matsumoto says that if Robert Blagojevich is called to testify by the defense at a new trial, there is no guarantee he will come across as particularly sympathetic or helpful to his brother's cause.


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