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Ryan LeVin Gets 8 Months For Violating Parole

A Phone Call to His Parole Officer Could Have Kept Him Out of Jail



    Ryan LeVin Gets 8 Months For Violating Parole
    Ryan LeVin

    The Illinois man who was sentenced to house arrest for killing two British tourists with his Porsche in Florida is headed to jail in Illinois.

    The Illinois Prisoner Review Board revoked a Ryan LeVin's parole Wednesday, about a month after a Florida judge sentenced him to house arrest.

    LeVin pleaded guilty in the case as part of a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time, but because he failed to tell his Illinois parole officer he was leaving the state, he’ll spend months behind bars here.

    LeVin told the board he panicked when he learned of the charges in Florida; finding out on a Friday, he flew to Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, instead of waiting until Monday to get permission from his parole officer first. 

    He said he hoped to turn himself in in Florida, post bond and return to suburban Chicago to fight the Florida case from there.

    LeVin was on parole for a 2006 incident in which he ran over a Chicago police officer and led a high speed chase on the Kennedy Expressway.  He turned himself in to Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet last month.   Following yesterday’s ruling, he’ll remain in custody there until March of next year.