Ryan Gets 6.5 Years!

It’s official, former Gov. George Ryan has been sentenced, and he’s been given 6.5 years. That’s under what the prosecution had asked for, but apparently the “I’m old! I’m 72 and don’t want to die in prison!” angle his defense team played did some good.

So, with former government officials being convicted for corruption and now being sentenced to real jail time, how do you think things look for Hizzoner Da Mayor?

2 Comments so far

  1. Dan (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 8:59 am

    Someone should have told Ryan to not ever wear a black coat and black hat to court for this whole thing. Those are the only pictures the media seems to be using lately and it makes him look like the classic cinema villian! God thing he does not have a black mustache.

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 11:24 am

    Of course, Daley himself (and not just those whom are close to him) would have to charged with a crime first.

    I’m not sure that Ryan’s conviction and sentencing represent a new willingness on behalf of the courts to prosecute, convict and sentence high-ranking politicans. Rather, it seems that in this case the evidence was strong enough for indictment and conviction and that’s what happened. Seems to me that in this case justice has been done (to the limited extent that justice is possible these days).

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