Wednesday, August 31, 2005

To Plea or Not to Plea

Carol Marin gives her take on the pressures mounting on former Governor Ryan as his trial date quickly approaches. After a cursory discussion of the issue, and the pressures that can be, and have been, applied by the feds, she says - "It's over."

So should George cop a plea or roll the dice? I'll try to give my thoughts later if I get a chance, busy day today.

3 Comments:

At August 31, 2005 at 10:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, guess it depends what they offer him. A few years in jail? Yes, take it. 20 years in jail... at his age you got to roll the dice.

 
At September 1, 2005 at 4:45 PM, Blogger Reform IL Child Support said...

With any legal matter as such, high profile, the allegations are likely true and highly possible to have happened, I'd say roll the dice with Webb.

Maybe Webb can get him some lieniency, but on the other hand, when you're wrong you're wrong. As you know about Karma-what goes around comes around.

It looks as if it's his turn.

Carol Marin really told it like it was with no hesitation. When I got to the end of the article, I was laughing hard. She really wrote an excellent column.

Just wait till the Feds connect Ryan and "Ryan" with the corruption that plagues Child Support. It's going to come out too right in the midst of his trial and then

The ship will sink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After, all my bitterness aside, he didn't do the right thing when I blew the whistle to him about corruption in Child Support. He or Fawell told them to get rid of me anyway they know how before he expose us.

Those are my word but they are true.

 
At September 2, 2005 at 9:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should plea out. A tough plea bargin could get him out in seven years (about the amount of time Fawell received via jury verdict). He faces up to 95 years if convicted on all counts. Even at Ryan's age, seven years is achievable, 95 is not.

However, to plea out would require Ryan to hold himself accountable for his own wrongdoing and wrongdoing committed on his behalf and with his knowledge. Ryan has steadfastly refused to accept responsibility for corruption for his entire public career and I don't think he is going to change now.

Ryan will gamble and lose.

 

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