Illinois Ex-Gov. Ryan found guilty of corruption charges

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Former Governor of Illinois, George H. Ryan, Sr., and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, was convicted on Monday of 18 counts of corruption-related charges, including racketeering and lying to law enforcement authorities. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 4.

Current governor Rod Blagojevich has replaced Ryan, a Republican, who served as the 39th governor of the state of Illinois from 1999 to 2003. He is best known for his state-wide moratorium on executions in 2000.