The AP reporters George Ryan will not testify:
George Ryan will not testify in his own defense at his racketeering and fraud trial, his chief defense counsel said Wednesday.
"He will not be testifying in this case and that is his final decision,'' Dan K. Webb told U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer.
Webb said he recommended to the former governor that he not testify because Webb did not believe the government proved its case.
Webb also confirmed that Ryan's co-defendant, Larry Warner, was not planning to take the witness stand either, signaling that the marathon, five-month trial in a downtown Chicago federal courtroom was nearing its final stage.
Also, according to the AP, it looks like Rod's be using some fuzzy math:
The Blagojevich administration's count of how many jobs it has created is filled with errors and loose definitions that inflate the total, state auditors reported Wednesday.
Auditor General William Holland said Gov. Rod Blagojevich's commerce department counts jobs it expects will be created through grant programs instead of tracking the number actually created.
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity also changed its methods so that people undergoing training are counted as new jobs, even though the trainees are people who already have jobs, auditors said.
Auditors also found errors in the department's math and a lack of documents to support some figures.