Monday, April 17, 2006

George Ryan Convicted All Counts

Former Illinois Governor, George Ryan, convicted all counts!

In a brief press conference, former Governor Ryan stated: "I believe this decision today is not consistant with the type of public service I provided to the people of Illinois for 40 years."

This trial was a great public service by the jury who clearly made a sacrifice both in terms of time and money. They deserve the thanks of the public for their hard work.

Update April 20: What does the jury get from Ryan's defense team? Grief and innuendo. The Illinois Review blog weighs in with and excellent post, which you can read by clicking here.

2 Comments:

Blogger JB Powers said...

Thanks for what? Hounding an decent older man till he nearly looks dead because he looked the other way as Secretary of State employees continue their corrupt traditions?

Tell me, have license for bribes significantly decreased recently?

Being a grouchy old guy is not a crime, except in the eye of the Chicago media.

Apr 28, 2006, 4:46:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

The endless pressure for the purchase of fundraising tickets fueled a great deal of the corruption. In Illinois, public officials can use campaign funds for their own use, provided the money is reported on their income tax. Being a grouchy old guy is not a crime, using a public office for private benefit is.

I believe that licenses for bribes has been ended.

Thanks for your comment JB; you have a great Chicago website. Readers should click on his name and have a look.

Apr 28, 2006, 10:27:00 PM  

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