It took 15 years to build a corruption case against former Gov. George Ryan, convict him and send him to jail. Through it all, there was never an admission of guilt.
Four days after current Gov. Rod Blagojevich was accused of corrupting the state's highest office, Ryan admits he's guilty of doing the same.
Another former Illinois governor, Jim Thomspon, announced the statement during a news conference Friday evening. He said that by issuing the statement, Ryan is admitting he is guilty as charged. [George Ryan trial archives]
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