Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Rot in Hell Ryan!

  • Former Gov. George Ryan will remain free while he pursues a second appeal of his sweeping fraud and corruption convictions, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled late this afternoon.

    In a crushing legal blow to the former governor earlier today, a three-judge panel from the appeals court denied Ryan's initial appeal 2-1. The judges found that Ryan received a fair trial last year despite a series of juror controversies.

    Though Ryan had been allowed to remain free pending that appeal, the court had warned that Ryan and co-defendant Lawrence Warner would have to report to prison within 72 hours if they lost it. Ryan faces a 6 1/2 -year prison sentence.
According to a couple of legal opinions we've heard, Ryan's chances on appeal are slim, so he's still looking at Christmas with his family before reporting to prison. We only wish it were sooner.

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28 Comments:

Anonymous watch and see said...

PREDICTION:

In an en banc ruling, a majority of the entire Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will overturn the conviction of former Governor and convicted felon George Ryan.

Ultimately, the Supreme Court will deny certiorari on the government's appeal. Ryan will die without serving a day in prison.

8/22/2007 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye Bye Georgee boy. Sometimes the 7th Circuit makes some good decisions...

8/22/2007 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HE IS STILL OUT AND BECAUSE OF THE WEAK COURT SYSTEM THEY ARE AFRAID TO PUT HIM IN CAMP FED! WHY? WHO KNOWS MAYBE DALEY TOLD THEM "no"!

8/22/2007 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George will be on his knees in front of his cell mate, Aaron Patterson, begging for help.

Jim Thompson and Dick Webb should join George in the cell block for their misdeeds.

8/22/2007 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will you (SCC) charter a bus or two up to Oxford so we all can wave and sing "Na Na Na, Say Hey, Goodbye)to Asshole George as he goes in the gate?

8/22/2007 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets roast this fat pig already, and for shits and giggles lets put Big Jim Thompson in the clink too for defending this guy pro-bono...

8/22/2007 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you imagine what Ryan knows about all these judges, how they got there, and their own political pocket stuffing? Remember, who his lawyer was and what law firm defended him.

He's not going anywhere.

8/22/2007 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is such B.S; Ryan should have been in prison over a year ago. There is obviously more corruption going on. What kind of crap is this Federal Prosecutors? Who is on the take this time?

8/22/2007 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SAY WHAT YOU WANT ABOUT RYAN.......

he did more for chicago than blago ever did. and of course edgar.

i dont like the fact that 6 kids died for the license for bribe crap, but all the blame cant be put at the ex gov for that.

how about the truck company for properly maintaining their vehicles.

let the flaming begin, just my 2 cents

8/22/2007 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sooner they send him away, the better

8/22/2007 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy, voting Republican really worked out well for all you guys huh??

8/22/2007 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that every night that he lays down to sleep George Ryan sees the faces of the six Willis children. Innocent kids that he helped kill with his licences for bribes sceme.

8/22/2007 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Il state trooper that worked on his detail. He was a kind and wonderful man and good to his troops.
I can till remember him buying lunch for all of his detail every week. He never treated us like lackeys and all he asked is that we get out the vote.
God bless you George.

8/22/2007 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP endorsed George and Rod. When does the corruption stop? Rod is worse than George.

8/22/2007 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU HEARD IT HERE 1ST - GEORGE W. BUSH WILL PARDON MR. RYAN ON HIS WAY OUT OF OFFICE. BANK ON IT!!

8/22/2007 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ryan made a mockery of our criminal justice system. Now thousands of convicts are asking for executive clemency. Cop killers are being released thanks to Ryan. The Dems get the state and put liberals on the Prisoner Review Board who lean towards the criminal.
Rot in hell Ryan. Prison isn't going to be tuff enough.

8/22/2007 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would hope that he receives a new trial because he will be found guilty a second time as the 7th Circuit did say the evidence was overwhelming.

A new trial would cost Thompson and Webb another 20 million in lost billings.

8/22/2007 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will never go to prison the corrupt judges were put there by fat jim thompson and they will OBEY THEIR MASTER!

8/22/2007 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another example of our "great judicial system at work.

8/22/2007 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appeal THIS you pompous bastard! Free lawyers! The guy only spends a couple of hundred a year anyway, just like the rest of us! I've never been so broke and this prick who emptied the prisons wants a break! I'll drive you to Sandstone or Oxford nor wherever. I hope you're sombody's bitch!

8/22/2007 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ryan belongs in a cell next to Jim Thompson and rat face Dan Webb.
I believe he has personal knowledge of inpropriety on both of them which explains why their law firm is defending Ryan pro bono to the tune of tens of millions of dollars.
Is Thompson still 'skimming' those law papers?
Mr US Attorney please put ALL those crooks in jail.

8/22/2007 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm a Il state trooper that worked on his detail. He was a kind and wonderful man and good to his troops.
I can till remember him buying lunch for all of his detail every week. He never treated us like lackeys and all he asked is that we get out the vote.
God bless you George.

8/22/2007 01:42:00 PM


So much for the State Police having high standards...

You, friend, are drinking the kool-aid. Who the hell do you think paid for those lunches?? it sure was not Georgie boy - not from his 'earned" money. You stupid asshat - of course he treated you well - and of course he treated you to lunch. It wasn't his dime!! How stupid can you be??? Just like the kis who comes home and tells mom and dad that the Army recruiter took me out to lunch, because he really likes me...

Dumb ass!! You disgust me!!

Talk to Mr. Willis - see how he feels. Talk to the victims and their families of all these assholes like you that Georgie let out....how do they feel?

8/22/2007 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye Bye Georgee boy. Sometimes the 7th Circuit makes some good decisions...

8/22/2007 01:13:00 AM


NO NO! the 7th Circuit belongs to Jim Thompson he helped many of the Judges on the bench get their jobs. He had a good laugh about knowing them today with the news media.

8/22/2007 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you imagine what Ryan knows about all these judges, how they got there, and their own political pocket stuffing? Remember, who his lawyer was and what law firm defended him.

He's not going anywhere.


I agree! Your the man dud

8/22/2007 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to quote an entry from John Kass' column in the Tribune, Wednesday, August 22, 2007: "and those six Willis children burned to death in a crash involving an unqualified bribe-paying-truck driver? The children were killed in 1994, and Ryan, then secretary of state, quashed the investigation, according to the jury that convicted him and the two judges who confirmed that conviction Tuesday.... Ben was 13. Joe was 11. Sam was 9. Hank was 7. Elizabeth was 3. Peter was 6 weeks old. They weren't politicians. THEY HAD NO CLOUT (my emphasis). They didn't belong to the combine. What kind of deal did they get?".....in looking at cases involving political and/or organizational (city, state, CPD, you name it) corruption, I think this: either the feds prosecute, convict, and the person goes to jail, or the person responsible is diagnosed with terminal cancer....fill in the blanks as you choose..

8/23/2007 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memo to 8/22/2007 01:42:00 PM

SCREW YOU!

8/23/2007 04:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
FOP endorsed George and Rod. When does the corruption stop? Rod is worse than George.

8/22/2007 01:59:00 PM

FOP USED OUR MONEY TO BUY LOTS OF FUND RAISING TICKETS AND NONE OF THESE JAGOFFS HELP US AT ALL! WHAT ABOUT 25 AND 80% WHAT ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY PLAN? WHAT ABOUT A NICE CONTRACT? ALL OF THEM ARE QUIET WHERE IS EDDIE BURKE WILL HE SPEAK FOR THE POLICE? NONE OF THESE ELECTED ASSHOLES CARE ABOUT STANDING UP FOR US WHY DOES THE FOP DONATE OUR MONEY FOR NOTHING? OH YES MAYBE THEIR FAMILY GOT JOBS!

8/23/2007 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memo to 8/22/2007 01:42:00 PM

SCREW YOU!

8/23/2007 04:49:00 AM

Signed Jim Thompson or some other Winston Strawn attorney assigned to monitor this blog for public opinion.
Go Back to Gannons website, the jig is up the Kankakee Krook is going down.

8/23/2007 10:58:00 AM  

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