Ryan Again Seeks Release from Prison

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Published on July 21 2012 1:13 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Attorneys for former Illinois governor George Ryan were in court Friday, seeking to have their client released from prison.

Ryan has served nearly five years of his 6-1/2 year sentence on fraud and racketeering charges.  His lawyers are asking for him to be freed on grounds that the jury that convicted him hadn't received adequate instructions. 

If the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals doesn't rule in his favor, Ryan isn't due to leave prison until next July.