Federal judge upholds Illinois ex-governor Ryan's fraud convictions

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] on Tuesday upheld the convictions [opinion, PDF] of former Illinois governor George Ryan [JURIST news archive], refusing his request for early release. In September, Ryan asked Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer to vacate his prison sentence [JURIST report], following a recent US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] decision. In June, the Supreme Court ruled [JURIST report] in Skilling v. United States [Cornell LII backgrounder]…

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