Posts tagged "U. S. Attorney"

The top 5 things to know about this morning's status hearing in the Fed's criminal indictment of Speaker Hastert

5.  This morning’s status hearing in USA v. John Dennis Hastert [15 CR 315] will be heard in Judge Durkin’s Courtroom on the 14th Floor at the Dirksen federal court building at 219 S. Dearborn in the Chicago Loop. To learn  about the personalities, including the lawyers; the arraignment and what is really going on... Read more »

The top five additional things to know about Speaker Hastert's indictment/arraignment/trial

As summarized here, technically speaking,  Speaker Hastert’s indictment is not about sex  At least the two counts are not explicitly about sex.  But, there are five more things you should know about the indictment 5. It is about Speaker Hastert allegedly structuring bank withdrawals so as to avoid triggering federal reporting  by the banks of... Read more »

The top ten things to know about Speaker Hastert's fall from grace---due to a cocktail of rumors, innunendo, allegations, politics and facts

As Fox’s Brit Hume said yesterday, “…Were they investigating the crime or were they investigating the former Speaker?” 10.  The U. S. Attorney from the Northern District of Illinois, relative newcomer Zach Fardon, in his second year as U. S. Attorney (but with a decade of federal prosecutor experience split between Nashville and Chicago) reports... Read more »

Public Affairs-Blagojevich marathon on Cable and internet-- can Rod avoid more prison time?

Today’s Blago-Public Affairs marathon    Today’s Public Affairs-Rod Blagojevich marathon features four consecutive episodes of the TV show, “Public Affair with Jeff Berkowitz,” focusing on the federal Chicago retrial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich,  54.  The case went to the jury (eleven women – including three minority jurors and one man) last Friday. The  jurors, after... Read more »