Ex-Gov. Can't Use Skilling To Ditch Prison: Judge

Law360, New York (December 21, 2010, 3:33 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Tuesday denied former Illinois Gov. George Ryan's bid to check out early from his 6 1/2-year prison sentence, ruling that a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the honest services fraud statute did not invalidate his convictions.

Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied Ryan's motions to vacate, set aside or correct his sentence and to set bail, upholding his 2006 convictions for racketeering, mail fraud, tax fraud and making false statements to the...
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