U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald in Chicago said he is stepping down on June 30, ending a 24-year career in which he prosecuted one White House aide, two governors, state and municipal job holders and terrorists.
The loan on the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, a Hawaiian vacation area co-owned by Michael Dell’s MSD Capital LP, is close to a restructuring as the property benefits from higher room rates and rising luxury-home demand, said Patrick Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the resort.
The two Mexican couriers were hauling a tractor-trailer full of cash: $3 million collected for drugs sold on the streets of Chicago. Juan Gonzalez and David Zuniga were driving their rig through Indiana in October 2011, transporting the money to Mexico. As they stopped to fix a flat tire, three members of the Gangster Disciples, Chicago’s biggest street gang, held them up at gunpoint.
Latham & Watkins LLP’s Zachary Fardon was nominated by President Obama to be U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago. He would replace Patrick Fitzgerald, who left last June and joined Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence should send the message that the public and judges are fed up with the state’s history of corruption, said the U.S. Attorney who prosecuted the case.
A former foreign-exchange trader, Jeffery Lowrance, was extradited from Peru on charges he swindled about 400 U.S. investors, leading to losses of at least $5 million, according to federal prosecutors in Chicago.