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General Board / Ruebenson
« on: April 22, 2006, 07:47:55 AM »
Case closed, agent's career ends

He isn't flashy or in your face. He has the kind of low-key personality that gets people to open up and talk. And despite being lauded for his role in bringing down an Illinois governor -- including a rare phone call of congratulations from FBI director Robert Mueller -- Ray Ruebenson won't take the credit.

Ruebenson, an FBI agent who held off his retirement to finish a case that's been his life for the last eight years, said it was a team effort all the way. He will retire next week after more than 30 years with the bureau and after 20 years working in Chicago's public corruption squad. "It was a corruption case of the highest order. We all made a commitment to take it as far as it went," Ruebenson, 57, said Tuesday, a day after a 12-member jury convicted former Gov. George Ryan on all counts.

But he said no one on that team, including agents with the IRS, Postal Inspector and U.S. attorneys, targeted Ryan when the investigation began in 1998. Ruebenson was the agent who led the questioning of Ryan during his years as governor. "He was a sitting governor, he deserved all the respect [of] an individual of that stature," Ruebenson said. But Ryan was convicted of three counts of lying to the FBI during those interviews. "If anybody lies during an investigation, I take personal offense to it," Ruebenson said. FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Grant said an agent like Ruebenson is irreplaceable.


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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / DUI-Big Problem?
« on: July 29, 2006, 05:40:51 PM »
Rough night.  Got very drunk and managed to total my car.  Dad bailed me out this morning.  Noone got hurt so I think i can take care of the legal part of it.  Do I have to notify the law school I will be attending in the fall?  Do you think they will revoke my admission?

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Wait List / Utexas$$ vs. Cornell
« on: July 15, 2006, 05:38:54 PM »
Was planning on going to Texas but yesterday I got off the waitlist at Cornell.  Would like to practice on the west coast after finishing school but I have no idea what type of law I would like to practice.  Will graduate without any debt at Texas but at Cornell I would be looking at 50-80k.  Any thoughts on what I should do?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Avoiding the Law
« on: May 03, 2006, 12:33:03 AM »
Does anyone have any recent pending legal issues that may jeopardize fall admissions?  Is anyone worried about getting in trouble this summer while they blow off steam(drink a lot) and get ready for law school?

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Where should I go next fall? / Texas($$) vs. UCLA vs. GWU
« on: April 26, 2006, 10:29:33 PM »
Texas has accepted me and with my scholarship tuition will only cost $9,000/yr.  UCLA and GWU didn't offer me any money.  What should I do?  I liked GWU and Washington DC a lot and Los Angeles is great too.  I want to ultimately practice in Seattle.  I liked Austin(girls were unreal, even hot girls in the law school)but I like the other cities better.  Is it worth it to pass up Texas and incur 100k+ in debt?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / UCLA admitted students day?
« on: April 01, 2006, 03:01:15 PM »
Anyone attending April 9?

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