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Courts consider overturning Former Gov. George Ryan's charges

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Analysts call it a long-shot, but Illinois' ex-governor might have one more chance at a new trial for corruption charges.

George Ryan's attorneys argued before a Court of Appeals on July 20, citing a 2010 ruling from the nation's Supreme Court. They say there is no evidence the former governor took bribes. His attorneys want those charges overturned as Ryan nears the end of his 6 and a half year federal sentence. Federal prosecutors disagree, but the courts are considering it. No word on how long the 3-judge panel will take to decide.

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