Former Gov. George Ryan a free man

Former Gov. George Ryan finished serving his sentence this morning, signing paperwork ending his home confinement, said Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke. Ryan still must complete one year of court supervision, Burke said.

Ryan received a 6 and a half year sentence after being convicted of racketeering and fraud. Early this year he was released from federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., to home confinement at his Kankakee residence to serve the remainder of his sentence.

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Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan makes his way past a wall of photographers and reporters as he gets into a car outside the Dirksen Federal Building Monday, April 17, 2006. Ryan and co-defendant Larry Warner were found guilty on all counts in their federal corruption trial in Chicago. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)

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