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Patrick Fitzgerald

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  • Ex-U.S. attorney takes stand: 'I don't owe anyone $100 billion'

    Ex-U.S. attorney takes stand: 'I don't owe anyone $100 billion'
    Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is no stranger to the inside of a federal courtroom, but on Tuesday he found himself in an unusual position: on the witness stand testifying at a bizarre trial of a sovereign citizen follower who allegedly had tried...
  • 'Sovereign citizen' follower convicted in federal court in Chicago

    'Sovereign citizen' follower convicted in federal court in Chicago
    Hours before being convicted Wednesday of slapping bogus multibillion-dollar liens on top federal court officials, Cherron Phillips was up to her usual tricks.  While the jury deliberated at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, Phillips, an alleged follower...
  • Holder's Ferguson passion imperils justice

    Holder's Ferguson passion imperils justice
    Though I've known prosecutors to try their cases in front of television cameras, Attorney General Eric Holder's visit to embattled Ferguson, Mo., left me with an especially queasy feeling. Nearly six years ago, Patrick Fitzgerald, at the time U.S....
  • Rauner errantly questions Quinn's ties to Blago

    Rauner errantly questions Quinn's ties to Blago
    A bad question prompted a bad answer. Republican challenger Bruce Rauner posed it to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn at the end of Tuesday's Tribune Editorial Board forum when each man was given the chance to directly query the other. "Pat," Rauner began,...
  • Metra board meets for 1st time since CEO's ouster

    Metra board meets for 1st time since CEO's ouster
    Meeting for the first time since ousting its CEO in June and touching off a controversy that savaged its leadership, Metra’s diminished board sought today to convince customers it was fully engaged in running the nation’s second-largest...
  • Senate panel OKs Fardon for U.S. attorney in Chicago

    Senate panel OKs Fardon for U.S. attorney in Chicago
    A U.S. Senate committee cleared the nomination of Zachary Fardon on Thursday as the next U.S. attorney in Chicago, sending it to the full Senate for a final vote. The unanimous voice vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee comes more than 15 months after...
  • Fardon sworn in as U.S. attorney

    Fardon sworn in as U.S. attorney
    Zachary Fardon was sworn in Wednesday as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, five months after he was nominated by President Barack Obama. Fardon, 47, began work in his Dirksen U.S. Courthouse office after U.S. District Chief Judge...
  • Judge delays trial for woman charged with slapping liens on officials

    Judge delays trial for woman charged with slapping liens on officials
    The trial of a woman accused of slapping huge liens on then-U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and other high-ranking federal court officials was postponed at the last minute Monday after the judge ruled that the woman's "disturbing" legal filings proved...
  • Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'
    Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...
  • Crisis manager leaves White House counsel's office

    Crisis manager leaves White House counsel's office
    WASHINGTON – From Solyndra to Benghazi to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Ed Siskel has been the bespectacled, behind-the-scenes lawyer with the forensic assignment – figure out exactly what went wrong so the White House can fix it,...
  • Past government mole arrested on federal charges

    Past government mole arrested on federal charges
    The developer behind the Riverdale Marina touted the project as the jewel of the Little Calumet River, an 80,000-square-foot port with a lively restaurant and space for nearly 100 boats that would revitalize the struggling south suburban community....