Fitzgerald steps down as US attorney in Chicago

Associated Press on May 23, 2012 released the following:

“CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Fitzgerald is stepping down as the U.S. attorney in Chicago.

Fitzgerald has overseen thousands of criminal prosecutions and was the architect of cases against Illinois governors Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan, former Vice President Dick Cheney’s top aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby and media mogul Conrad Black.

Fitzgerald has held the post for the Northern District of Illinois for more than a decade. His office announced Wednesday that he’s stepping down effective June 30.

Fitzgerald doesn’t give a reason for leaving in the news release announcing his departure. He says he has no future employment plans and he’ll take time off this summer before making any career decisions.

Fitzgerald is leaving the Justice Department after nearly 24 years, including his time as an assistant U.S. Attorney in New York.”


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