12/27/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

George Ryan's Lawyers Submit Request For Clemency To Bush

Lawyers for former Illinois Governor George Ryan finally submitted a request yesterday asking President George Bush to let their client out of jail.

When the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Ryan's appeal, one of his defense attorneys, another former Illinois governor himself, Jim Thompson said the defense team was running out of options.

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