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Former Gov. Ryan out of prison, arrives at halfway house

Former Governor George Ryan is now at a halfway house after leaving prison, early Wednesday morning.

Ryan spent five years in prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The halfway house is located on Chicago’s near West Side.

Ryan’s downfall began with a truck accident in Milwaukee in 1994.

Reverend Scott Willis and his wife Janet lost six children in the crash.

It came to light that the driver of the other vehicle got his license illegally when Ryan was Secretary of State.

The corruption followed Ryan to the governor’s office.

He was charged in 2003 with racketeering and corruption, and convicted in 2005.

Ryan must serve several months in a halfway house, before he is released and once again a free man.

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5 Comments to “Former Gov. Ryan out of prison, arrives at halfway house”

    bubba said:
    January 30, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    And he still thinks he's innocent.

      Mad russian said:
      January 30, 2013 at 7:36 AM

      It doesn't matter what he thinks or whether he is guilty or innocent, he served his time. Leave the guy alone and let him live the rest of his life.

    sharong4 said:
    January 30, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    Frankly, I don't think this is headline news. At least he didn't die and leave shoe boxes full of money, for those of you that remember a certain Secretary of State.

      Todd pardee said:
      January 30, 2013 at 5:49 PM

      Yet!

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