Ah, justice is served…. Uber-corrupt ex-Illinois Gov. George Ryan is found guilty on all counts:
On their 11th day of deliberations, the six-woman, six-man jury found Ryan, 72, guilty on 18 counts of racketeering, mail fraud, false statements and tax violations.
Winston & Strawn and its disgruntled employees who lost out on numerous hours of pay for the pro-bono case (which may have cost the firm as much as $20 million) cannot be happy.
As Eric Zorn wrote last week, the guilty verdict is “[j]ust the beginning of a whole new process,” as former Gov. Ryan is now eligible for a considerable jail sentence.?
Full Coverage @ the Trib