Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Former Ill. Gov. Ryan stays out of prison while appeal is heard

Disgraced former Ill. Governor George Ryan will stay out of prison until his appeal is heard. The Republican's attorneys convinced a federal appeals court that Ryan should stay out of prison until the appeals process is exhausted.

Ryan was scheduled to surrender himself on January 4.

As I've remarked before, Ryan is best known nationally--and internationally--for emptying out Illinois' death row. In Illinois his claim to fame are his racketeering and fraud convictions and his role in the destruction of the Illinois Republican Party.

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