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September 6, 2006

Former Governor Ryan gets 78 months

25246046 As detailed in this news report, former Illinois Governor George Ryan was sentenced today "to 78 months, or 6-1/2 years, in prison on charges of corruption when he was secretary of state. Ryan and co-defendant Larry Warner were convicted of racketeering conspiracy, mail fraud, tax fraud and lying to FBI agents." 

This is not a completely surprising number, as it falls between the roughly 100+ months urged by the prosecution, and the 30 months urged by the defense.  I think technically the sentence involves a downward variance, but I have not seen the particulars of the guideline calculations.

UPDATE:  Here are more details from the Chicago Tribune.

September 6, 2006 at 04:49 PM | Permalink


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