U.S. Attorney

Scales Of Justice

Indiana Coroner, Troopers Indicted In 2 Federal Probes

The U.S. attorney’s office has indicted the Lake County coroner and three police officers as part of two separate public corruption investigations.

WBBM Newsradio–09/23/2011

Scales Of Justice

North Chicago School Officials Indicted

A former North Chicago school board member and the district’s former transportation director are under federal indictment today.


Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: U.S. Attorney Has Too Much Power

Walter Jacobson says there’s a message we should be taking away from the Blagojevich trial, about the far-reaching power of the U.S. Attorney.

CBS 2–06/30/2011


Chicago Prosecutors Charge 4 More Men In Mumbai Attacks

Federal prosecutors have charged four more defendants in the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, as a Chicago man prepares to go to trial in the case.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Blagojevich And The Politics Of Prosecution

If, as Blagojevich says, the U.S. Attorney has tapes that could save him from conviction and many years in prison, why not let the jury hear them? Walter Jacobson has an idea of the answer.

CBS 2–04/21/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald

Kirk: Fitzgerald Should Stay In Chicago

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is needed in Chicago, rather than in Washington running the FBI.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2011

Patrick Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald On Short-List For New FBI Director?

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald may be in for a major promotion.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2011

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

U.S. Attorney Takes $99M In Debts In 2010

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago collected about $99 million from criminal and civil debts in 2010.