The Cook County Jail has an obligation to provide conditions of confinement that do not offend the Constitution and take reasonable measures to protect inmates from harmCook County Jail violates rights says U.S. Jul 17, 2008
The complaint alleges that the Benevolence International Foundation was supporting violence secretlyCharity head accused of terrorist ties Apr 30, 2002
This was an elaborate drug-smuggling operation that preyed on the great respect that we as human beings all afford mothers and babies -- and betrayed that respect brazenlyInfants used in drug smuggling Dec 14, 2001
This is a new low in drug smuggling in and out of the United States -- using infants as coverInfants used in drug smuggling Dec 14, 2001
The indictment alleges that this organization imported many tons of cocaine and quantities of heroin into the United States, and that this defendant played a central role as a high-ranking member of the alleged conspiracyAlleged drug lord extradited to U.S. Feb 18, 2010
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 has been involved in a number of other high-profile cases, pursuing Illinois Governor George Ryan, media mogul Lord Conrad Black, several aides to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley in the Hired Truck Program, and Chicago detective and 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.
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 Patrick Fitzgerald) worked as a doorman in Manhattan.
Fitzgerald attended Our Lady of Help Christian's grammar school, before going on to Regis High School, a prestigious Jesuit Catholic school in Manhattan, and received degrees in economics and mathematics from Amherst College, Phi Beta Kappa, before receiving his JD from Harvard Law School in 1985. Fitzgerald played rugby at Amherst and while at Harvard, he was a member of the Harvard Business School Rugby Club.