After High Court Remand, 7th Circ. Nixes Ex-Gov.'s Retrial Bid

Law360, Chicago (August 6, 2012, 3:43 PM EDT) -- Imprisoned ex-Illinois Gov. George Ryan on Monday lost his latest bid for a new corruption trial after the U.S. Supreme Court gave the challenge new life, with the Seventh Circuit finding that a recent high court ruling does not invalidate his convictions.

The Seventh Circuit previously shut down Ryan's attempt to cut short his 6 1/2-year prison sentence and stage a new trial in July 2011, finding that his mail fraud convictions withstood the narrower interpretation of honest services fraud the high court set out in...
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