Guilty Verdicts in Ex. Gov. George Ryan Trial
Verdicts: George Ryan and codefendant Larry Warner Found Guilty on All Counts. Reporters are saying that the Court didn't read each individual verdict in the public session. The jury was polled.
Update: Defense lawyers will give press conference in a few minutes, Patrick Fitzgerald will give hold a press conference sometime after that.
The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of former Illinois Governor George Ryan. It will be announced in a few minutes. You can listen in here to local station on verdict watch. Hat tip to Arch Pundit who has been following the trial. Check back for updates. From the Chicago Tribune:
The jury deliberated for 10 days before revealing on the eleventh day it had reached its decision, ending the state's biggest political corruption trial in decades.
The decision came on the jury's second attempt to reach a verdict, with two alternates brought in after the judge dismissed two jurors eight days into the original deliberations.
Governor George Ryan is a courageous hero. Saving the life of an innocent man is far more profound an act of justice than any act of bribery or political misconduct in office can be considered an act of injustice. We don't care what happened with taxes and driver's licenses in Illinois. We care about saving the lives of these innocent and wrongfully convicted men.
Our past coverage of the trial is here.
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