CHICAGO (CBS) — A pair of former federal prosecutors will be re-trying a 2,400-year-old case, and they won’t just be trying to convict one of the world’s most beloved philosophers, but they’ll be going up against two prominent Chicago attorneys.
Patrick Collins, who led the successful prosecution of former Gov. George Ryan, will be back at the prosecution table with his old boss, former U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, as they retry Socrates for impiety and corrupting Athenian youth.
WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports the retrial of Socrates is part of a fundraiser Thursday night for the National Hellenic Museum.