Ex-U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to monitor Corinthian Colleges shutdown

Ex-U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to monitor Corinthian Colleges shutdown

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) --Patrick Fitzgerald, who as a U.S. prosecutor investigated the leak of Valerie Plame's CIA cover, was named Friday to monitor the closing of Corinthian Colleges.
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Lawyer: Medical evidence suggests Irish nanny not guilty

WOBURN, Mass., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Lawyers for an Irish nanny accused of killing the Massachusetts toddler she cared for asked a judge Friday to reduce her bail.

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David Headley sentenced to 35 years in 2008 Mumbai terror attack

CHICAGO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A Chicago federal judge sentenced David Coleman Headley to 35 years in prison for his role in the 2008 terror attack that killed 160 people in Mumbai, India.

Woman allegedly filed false liens

CHICAGO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Chicago woman who claims to be a "sovereign citizen" has been charged with filing false liens against federal officials, U.S. prosecutors said Friday.
U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald resigning

U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald resigning

CHICAGO, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who successfully prosecuted two former Illinois governors and a White House aide, said Wednesday he is leaving his post.
Blagojevich jury: 'We sent a message'

Blagojevich jury: 'We sent a message'

CHICAGO, June 27 (UPI) -- The foreman of the federal jury that convicted ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Monday and the attorney who prosecuted him said the verdict conveys a warning.

BlueCross to pay U.S., Illinois $25M

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois has agreed to settle a Medicaid fraud case by paying $25 million, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Lawyer couple charged with fraud

CHICAGO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Chicago lawyer has been charged with cheating clients who hoped he would save their homes from foreclosure, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Man charged with extorting punk rocker

CHICAGO, July 14 (UPI) -- A man who allegedly claims to control hardcore punk music clubs and venues through violence has been arrested in Los Angeles, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Daley ally wore a wire for the feds

CHICAGO, May 29 (UPI) -- A close ally of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley facing fraud and bribery charges has been wearing a wire for more than a year, court papers indicate.

Chicago alderman indicted for bribery

CHICAGO, May 28 (UPI) -- A Chicago alderman and a real estate developer were indicted Thursday on charges alleging bribery and corruption in the rezoning of an industrial site.

Feds continue probe of Chicago police

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors are searching medical records as part of their investigation into decades-old allegations of brutality by Chicago police, sources say.

Chicago officer admits striking cuffed man

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A Chicago police officer has pleaded guilty to striking a man while the man was handcuffed and shackled in a wheelchair, federal officials said Thursday.
Governor wants U.S. attorney off case

Governor wants U.S. attorney off case

CHICAGO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants outspoken U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald off his corruption case, court records say.
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Patrick Fitzgerald
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald addresses reporters at a news conference after former Illinois Gov. George Ryan was sentenced to 78 months after being found guilty on federal corruption charges on September 6, 2006 in Chicago. Ryan, who gained national prominence for emptying Illinois' death row and suspending excecutions, was convicted earlier in the year. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Patrick J. Fitzgerald (born December 22, 1960) is the current United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and a member of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel. He was the federal prosecutor in charge of the investigation of the Valerie Plame Affair, which led to the prosecution and conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff Scooter Libby for perjury.

He was involved in a number of other high-profile cases, pursuing Illinois Governor George Ryan, media mogul Conrad Black, several aides to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley in the Hired Truck Program, and Chicago detective and alleged torturer Jon Burge. His office is currently investigating an alleged conspiracy to sell Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder, which led to the arrest of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on December 9, 2008 on corruption charges. Blagojevich was convicted on one charge, while the jury deadlocked on 23 other charges. Charges against Blagojevich's brother, Robert, were subsequently dismissed, while Rod Blagojevich was re-tried. Rod Blagojevich was convicted on 17 of 20 counts on June 27, 2011.

Fitzgerald was born into an Irish-American Catholic family in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, growing up in the Midwood-Flatbush neighborhood. His father (also named Patrick Fitzgerald) worked as a doorman in Manhattan.

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