Monday, April 17, 2006

Former Governor Ryan Is Convicted

The Chicago Tribune (here) and Wall Street Journal (here) are reporting that former Illinois Governor George Ryan and Larry Warner have been convicted on all counts.This trial lasted over six months, with the jury being out for 11 days.  Alternates were used in the deliberation.   

For Ryan this means sentencing on charges including a RICO Conspiracy charge. There will no doubt be some interesting issues for appeal. 

The former Illinois Governor made a statement following the verdict in which he thanked his legal counsel.

More to come....

(esp)

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