White Collar Attys Say Fitzgerald Leaves Big Shoes To Fill

Law360, Chicago (May 23, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT) -- U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of the Northern District of Illinois revealed Wednesday that he is stepping down from the post after more than a decade in office, leaving behind what some Chicago attorneys say is a legacy of integrity and doggedness that will be difficult to replicate.

Fitzgerald — who is the longest-serving U.S. attorney in Chicago and has handled thousands of criminal prosecutions, including public corruption cases against former Illinois Govs. George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich — said that he has no future job plans...
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