Mayor Applauds Creation Of Federal Violent Crimes Unit For ChicagoU.S. Atty. Zach Fardon's office created the new violent crimes section, which has been staffed with 16 federal prosecutors, led by Assistant U.S. Atty. Ron DeWald.
New U.S. Attorney: Mayor's Criticism Of Gun Prosecutions UnfairGiving 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.
Fardon Nominated To Succeed Fitzgerald As U.S. AttorneyZachary 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.
Durbin, Kirk Select 4 Former Federal Prosecutors As Finalists To Replace FitzgeraldU.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.
Questions Swirl In Notre Dame Student's Rape Claims, Later DeathLizzy Seeberg's death came just nine days after Seeberg reported being sexually assaulted by a Notre Dame football player in a dorm room on Aug. 31.