Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gubernatorial Sentencing 101

Warren T. McCray, IN (1924) - 10 years, pardoned
William Langer, ND (1934) - 1 and 1/2 year, fine
Richard Leche, LA (1939) - 10 years, pardoned
Otto Kerner, IL (1973) - 3 years, fine
Dan Walker, IL (1977) - 7 years
Marvin Mandel, MD (1977) - 4 years, commutation of sentence
Ray Blanton, TN (1981) - 3 years
Guy Hunt, AL (1993) - 5 years probation
David Walters, OK (1994) - indicted, plead guilty to misdemeanor
Jim Guy Tucker, AR (1996) - 4 years probation
J. Fife Symington, AZ (1997) - 2 and 1/2 years, pardoned
Edwin W. Edwards, LA (1998) - 10 years, seeking clemency
Edward DiPrete, RI (1998) - 1 year
John G. Rowland, CN (2004) - 1 year and 1 day
Bob Taft, OH (2006) - fine, public reprimand
George Ryan, IL (2006) - 6 and 1/2 years, seeking clemency
Don Siegelman, AL (2006) - 7 years
Rod Blagojevich, IL (2010, 2011) - 14 years, fine

Blagojevich set the record for the longest prison sentence ever given to a State governor! Was it really the worst criminal behavior ever?

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