Ryan re-trial request denied by U.S. Supreme Court

By WEEK Producer

February 19, 2013 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 4:29 AM CDT

Former Governor George Ryan's effort to get his corruption trial re-heard was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Ryan's appeal was filed years ago, after he'd been convicted of the charges that sent him to prison for six years.

He was released to home confinement in January.

His attorney, former Governor Jim Thompson, said Ryan understands and accepts the decision and this is the end of the Ryan litigation.

If Ryan had been able to get some of the charges overthrown, he may have had some of his pension returned to him.

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