Senate ethics rules are such that you may not solicit favors from anybody or accept them if they have a monetary value over $50. And you saw an ethics complaint was filed against Senator Chris Dodd because -- alleging he may have gotten $2,500 off of points on his mortgage at CountrywideGOP urges Obama real estate investigation Oct 30, 2008
It's perplexing how United can, in effect, divert money from its employee pension plans into a humongous capital improvement projectFitzgerald warns of United pension default Sep 27, 2004
A senator or congressman ... who participates in the TSP will have more money at retirement than a member of the general publicMutual fund system in need of repair Jan 28, 2004
The mutual fund industry is indeed the world's largest skimming operation -- a $7 trillion trough from which fund managers, brokers and other insiders are steadily siphoning off ... the country's household, college, and retirement savingsMutual fund system in need of repair Jan 28, 2004
What happens to the wealth of individual investors cannot be separated from the structure of the industry that manages those assetsMutual fund system in need of repair Jan 28, 2004
Peter Gosselin Fitzgerald (born October 20, 1960) was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 1999 to 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party (GOP). He is considered a maverick who is against corruption and pork barrel spending. He previously served in the Illinois State Senate from 1992 to 1998, where he was a member of the 'Fab Five' group of conservatives who often challenged the leadership of the Illinois GOP. The group also included Steve Rauschenberger, Dave Syverson, Patrick O'Malley, and Chris Lauzen.
Born in Illinois, Fitzgerald graduated from Portsmouth Abbey School, a Catholic boarding school on the shores of Rhode Island, in 1978 and from Dartmouth College in 1982. He completed his post-graduate studies as a Rotary Scholar at Aristotelian University in Greece, and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1986.
Fitzgerald's family has been continuously involved in commercial banking since the mid-1940s. His father, Gerald, built Suburban Bancorp, a chain of suburban banks, by aggressively founding and buying banks around the Chicago suburbs, which he sold in 1994 to a subsidiary of the Bank of Montreal for $246 million.