Illinois Ex-Gov. Ryan found guilty of corruption charges

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Former Governor of Illinois, George H. Ryan, Sr., and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, was convicted on Monday of 18 counts of corruption-related charges, including racketeering and lying to law enforcement authorities. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 4.

Current governor Rod Blagojevich has replaced Ryan, a Republican, who served as the 39th governor of the state of Illinois from 1999 to 2003. He is best known for his state-wide moratorium on executions in 2000.