Zach Fardon, a former assistant federal prosecutor, was sworn in Monday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Giving his first interview since he was finally confirmed by the Senate last month, Zach Fardon showed a willingness to stand up to the politicians who’ve put huge public pressure on him to do more to tackle the street violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Zachary Fardon as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois late Wednesday, filling the vacancy created when Patrick Fitzgerald stepped down, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Zachary Fardon’s nomination now moves to the full Senate after Thursday’s approval. No date has been fixed for the Senate vote.
Congressman Bobby Rush has called U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s idea of mass prosecutions of the 18,000-member Gangster Disciples an “upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”
U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk met today with Zachary Fardon, the nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney in Chicago, and told him they’d like to see him focus on street gangs and gun violence.
Zachary Fardon was on the team of federal prosecutors who secured convictions against former Illinois Republican Gov. George Ryan in 2006. In that case and in others, Fardon gained a reputation as an adept, quick-witted cross-examiner.
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Randall Samborn, confirmed on Thursday that authorities had arrested Kenneth Nave in Miami Wednesday. Sacred Heart’s owner, another hospital executive and four doctors were arrested Tuesday in an alleged kickback scheme.
CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson hopes the first lady will convey an urgent message to her husband when she returns from Chicago.
Brian James Moudry, 36, of the 300 block of South Reed Street in Joliet, pleaded guilty to using fire to interfere with the housing rights on the basis of race, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) have sent the White House a list of four finalists to replace former U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, who stepped down in June, after nearly 11 years as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor.
A former northwest suburban massage parlor owner who forced four foreign women into prostitution — and tattooed them with his moniker — was sentenced to life in prison Monday.
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has reached last day in office, and he is going out in much the same way he has served.
Veteran federal prosecutor Gary S. Shaprio will take over as acting U.S. Attorney when Patrick Fitzgerald steps down at the end of the month.
Robert Blagojevich, who was caught up in the federal investigation that saw his brother Rod Blagojevich sent to prison for 14 years, said U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald’s decision to resign was a good day for justice, claiming Fitzgerald overreached and was unfairly allowed to gather unchecked power.
U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, who is stepping down from his post after nearly 11 years next month, said Thursday that he felt “blessed” to have served as the top prosecutor in northern Illinois.
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald announced Wednesday that he will be stepping down at the end of next month.
A state lawmaker from the West Side was arrested on bribery charges on Tuesday.
A part-time Lyons Township high school worker is facing federal child porn charges after agents found over 1,000 explicit images on his computer.
The U.S. attorney’s office has indicted the Lake County coroner and three police officers as part of two separate public corruption investigations.