Ex-sheriff plotted to have witnesses against him killed.
George Ryan has served more than three years of his 6 1/2-year sentence.
Brian Sweet aluded capture for seven years.
Downloaded images from internet onto his home computer.
Jennifer Kirk burst into tears, pleading that she has a newborn.
Mark Shores was found with drugs, loaded gun in his county home.
Waller’s attorney filed the appeal Wednesday, a day after the sentence was handed down in federal court.
Jury deliberated one hour before convicting.
Sheley was convicted earlier this year of beating a Galesburg Illinois man to death.
20-year-old Larry Newman gets 24 years behind bars.