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Patrick Fitzgerald

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  • Blagojevich arrested; Fitzgerald calls it a 'political corruption crime spree'

    Blagojevich arrested; Fitzgerald calls it a 'political corruption crime spree'
    Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, were arrested Tuesday for what U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald called a "political corruption crime spree" that included attempts to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama....
  • Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich challenges U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to court showdown

    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich strutted up to a bank of microphones outside his lawyers' offices in jeans, a blazer and television makeup Tuesday and all but challenged U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to a duel at 10 paces. Fitzgerald lied about him...
  • Patrick Fitzgerald profile (March 2007)

    Patrick Fitzgerald has been living a dual life. As the top federal prosecutor in northern Illinois, Fitzgerald has solidified a reputation as a no-nonsense corruption buster--"Eliot Ness with a Harvard degree," as a friend once described him.In his other...
  • Burge found guilty

    Decades after torture allegations were first leveled against former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge's "Midnight Crew," a federal jury convicted him Monday on all three counts of obstruction of justice and perjury for lying about the torture in a civil...
  • The myth of nonpartisan U.S. attorneys

    When Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced fired U.S. attorney David Iglesias at Tuesday's Judiciary Committee hearings, he noted that, among other attainments, Iglesias had served as the inspiration for the Navy lawyer played by Tom Cruise in "A Few...
  • Electronics Executive Returns to Chicago to Face Bank Fraud Charges

    (WGN-AM) - Federal prosecutors said an executive of a now-defunct Wheeling-based electronics company has been brought back to Chicago to face charges he defrauded a bank of $17 million. Kevin Gore, 40, was charged in a criminal complaint in 2008 and...
  • U.S. Attorney Tells Businesses to Hire Ex-Convicts

    (WGN-AM) - U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says the business community can help reduce violence in Chicago by hiring ex-convicts. Fitzgerald told a Chicago civic club on Thursday that jobs help ex-offenders stay away from the criminal activity that...
  • Luck of the Irish won't be with Outfit

    The last thing you'd expect at the Outfit trial would be a big green shamrock next to Jimmy Marcello's name. It reminded me of that nightmare suffered by Christopher Moltisanti, the young mobster in "The Sopranos," who wakes up from a coma to tell his...
  • Oprah was mulled for Senate seat: Blago

     
    by Frank James Continuing his media blitz on the day that his historic impeachment trial was set to began in the Illinois Senate, Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday where he stuck to his story......
  • Patrick Fitzgerald, 50 others, still serving

     
    by Mark Silva and updated With all the controversy surrounding the Bush administration's firings of several U.S. attorneys, the question for the Obama administration became: What now? And with all the muck that the hard-charging Chicago-based U.S....
  • The Blago memos : Let's make a deal

     
    Unsolicited advice from the back of the courtroom Memo to U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald: First, let Blago's brother go. Yeah, Robert Blagojevich allowed himself to get sucked into his younger brother Rod's sleazy vortex of madness in the fall of......
  • Parsing Blago

     
    From the transcript of Rod Blagojevich's appearance on Fox News Sunday: In the second round, we're going to put a defense on, I'm certain. And in that particular case, you know, we're going to call witnesses like Rahm Emanuel, Senator......