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September 5, 2006

Gearing up for former Governor Ryan's sentencing

In this post last week, I noted some sentencing arguments in play in the upcoming sentencing of former Illinois Governor George Ryan following his conviction earlier this year on various federal corruption charges.  With Ryan's sentencing now only a day away, the Chicago Tribune has articles here and here providing all the background.  Here are the highlights:

Prosecutors want [Ryan] put away for at least 8 years.  His lawyers say anything more than 30 months could take away the last healthy years of his life. The decision falls to U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer, who has read through emotional letters from Ryan's family and supporters, and weighed elements of the case that the jury never heard, including the deaths of six children in a highway crash linked to corruption.

September 5, 2006 at 09:21 AM | Permalink

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