Monday, June 25, 2012

Patrick fitzgerald replacement

  • CHICAGO -- Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin says he and Republican Sen. Mark Kirk will appoint a six-member committee to screen applicants for the job of U.S. attorney in Chicago.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Gary Shapiro, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's longtime top deputy, has been named acting U.S. attorney in Chicago, to serve until a permanent replacement is appointed.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Shapiro will become acting U.S. attorney on July 1 after Patrick J. Fitzgerald appoint a six-member bipartisan committee to screen applicants for Fitzgeralds permanent replacement.
  • (Reuters)
  • June 25, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Gary Shapiro will take over for Patrick Fitzgerald as the U.S. attorney at least on an interim basis. Attorney General Eric Holder is tapping Shapiro to take over when Fitzgerald steps down from his post at the end of this week.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • As Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's last day on the job nears, Illinois' two senators say they are working together to find a replacement. "Democrat or Republican doesn't really matter," Durbin spokeswoman Christina Angarola said.
  • (Main Justice)
  • SPRINGFIELD — Illinois two U.S. senators are working together in a bipartisan effort to nominate a replacement for outgoing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, whose last day on the job is June 30.
  • (Ottawa Times)
  • Senator Dick Durbin says he is working with Senator Mark Kirk to find a replacement for U.S. Attorney General Patrick Fitzgerald. He just does not know when that will happen.
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  • Expect a wide-open primary on the Republican side under any circumstances. Patrick Fitzgerald is a well-respected man in Illinois, having prosecuted George Ryan, Rod Blagojevich, and Scooter Libby, among other famous criminals.

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