Supreme Court refuses to hear George Ryan appeal

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The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal from former Illinois Governor George Ryan on his corruption conviction.

Ryan was found guilty in 2005 of racketeering, fraud and other crimes involving kickbacks for state contracts and property leases.

He was released from prison last month, and is serving the rest of his sentence at his home in Kankakee.

Since his conviction, he has filed several legal challenges.

His latest attempt dealt with the so-called “honest services” issue.


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