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Patrick Fitzgerald

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Chicago Tribune withheld publishing at U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald's request

    As the federal probe into Gov. Rod Blagojevich intensified in recent weeks, editors and reporters at the Chicago Tribune balanced a competitive story with a rare request from U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald's office: To hold off on what they uncovered until...
  • 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...
  • ARRESTED: U.S. says Blagojevich tried to sell Senate seat in '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....
  • Barack Obama, U.S. senators, state officials urge Rod Blagojevich to resign

    President-elect Barack Obama and Democrats in the U.S. Senate ratcheted up pressure on disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign Wednesday while federal agents fanned out to investigate the details of the Illinois chief executive's alleged shakedown...
  • Obama report on contacts with Gov. Blagojevich

    WASHINGTON – A report issued by Barack Obama's White House transition team concluded that the president-elect had no contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich or his office and no one acting on Obama's behalf was involved in any "quid pro quo"...
  • Obama aides won't be subpoenaed in impeachment hearings

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney will not get to call key aides of President-elect Barack Obama to testify at impeachment hearings after U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald told an Illinois House panel doing so would "significantly compromise" his ongoing...
  • Judge, defense attorney clash at Blagojevich trial

    Judge, defense attorney clash at Blagojevich trial
    U.S. District Judge James Zagel likes to say that a witness struggling under a fierce cross-examination in his courtroom won't be saved by the bell when it comes to recessing at the end of the day. On Thursday, it was a lawyer for former Gov. Rod...
  • 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...