Blago puts the "Con" in Chicago's Comic-Con

12:24 PM, Aug 23, 2010   |    comments
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CHICAGO (NBC) -- Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich put the "con" in Chicago's Comic-Con over the weekend.

Blagojevich posed for pictures and signed autographs as hung out with people dressed like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

The recently convicted former governor was swarmed by fans and well-wishers.

"He's drawing the most crowd of anyone else here," one fan observed.

"He's fascinating," said another. "People want to meet him. People want to see him. People want to reach out and touch him."

After what felt like a victory lap and a call to his legal team on the Bat-phone, Blagojevich settled in to his booth where he sold photos for $80 and autographs for $50.

Believe it or not, people forked over the money.

Still, not everyone was pleased to see the ex-governor.

"It's just kind of a slap in the face for what people are trying to do here," said one man who mocked Blagojevich by declaring himself a convicted felon and offering photo opps for just a dollar.

A federal jury convicted Blagojevich last week of lying to the FBI but deadlocked on 23 other corruption charges.

Prosecutors plan to retry him.


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