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Jun 27, 3:57 PM EDT

After guilty verdicts, Blago asks 'What happened?'

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich turned to defense attorney Sheldon Sorosky and asked "What happened?" after he was found guilty of 17 of 20 charges in his corruption retrial.

His wife, Patti Blagojevich, slumped against her brother, then rushed into her husband's arms after the verdicts were read Monday by federal Judge James Zagel.

Before the verdicts were read, both Blagojeviches looked flushed, and the former governor blew his wife a kiss before standing expressionless, with his hands clasped tightly.

Zagel barred Blagojevich from traveling outside the northern district of Illinois without permission. A status hearing for sentencing was set for Aug. 1.

Blagojevich was convicted of all 11 charges related to his attempt to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.

Jurors deadlocked on two charges.

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