Closing Arguments Under Way at Ryan's Corruption Trial

Prosecutor Joel Levin today told jurors that the case against Ryan and his co-defendant Larry Warner is about a betrayal of trust.

Levin likened the situation to the "12 Days of Christmas." But he says it was "12 years of Christmas" for Ryan, his friends and family.

Prosecutors contend Ryan steered state leases and contracts to political friends and was rewarded with free vacations and gifts for himself and his family.

The prosecution has been allotted a total of five hours today to sum up more than five months of testimony from scores of witnesses.

Ryan's chief defense attorney is slated to make his closing argument tomorrow, followed by Warner's lawyer on Wednesday and rebuttal from prosecutors on Thursday.


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