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Prosecutors In Ryan Trial Expect To Rest Case

8:52 AM, Feb 1, 2006   |    comments
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Prosecutors in former governor George Ryan's corruption trial are expected to rest their case Wednesday after jurors hear testimony from an FBI agent and see video clips showing Ryan talking with reporters. The racketeering and fraud trial had been on hold Tuesday and the day before after FBI agent Raymond Ruebenson took a leave for a family matter. Prosecutors say they plan to make Ruebenson their final witness. They also plan to show jurors four videos, including a 1993 interview in which Ryan defended his fund-raising methods. An attorney for the former governor told U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer earlier this week that the defense team is "chomping at the bit" to put their witnesses on the stand. (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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