Northern District of Illinois

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About the U.S. Attorney

Zachary T. FardonZachary T. Fardon, USA

Zachary T. Fardon served as a federal prosecutor for nearly a decade before entering private law practice and then returning to government service as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. He began serving as the U.S. Attorney in Chicago on October 23, 2013, after President Obama signed his commission.

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about the District

The Northern District of Illinois covers 18 counties across the northen tier of Illinois, with a population of approximately nine million people. The office has more than 300 employees, including approximately 170 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and more than two dozen paralegals, along with other administrative and support staff. The district has a branch office in Rockford staffed by seven attorneys.


219 S. Dearborn St., 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 353-5300
327 S. Church Street, Room 3300
Rockford, IL 61101
Phone: (815) 987-4444

Recent News

August 1, 2014

Grundy County Gun Dealer Indicted on Federal Charges for Allegedly Illegally Selling Firearms

August 1, 2014

Federal Officer Charged With Witness Tampering for Allegedly Hindering Investigation of Sham Marriage

July 31, 2014

Bankrupt Developer of Algonquin Project Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison for $1 Million Bank Fraud

July 31, 2014

Six Defendants Charged in Separate Fraud Schemes to Obtain $2.7 Million in Mortgages, Student Aid, Bank and Small Business Loans

July 29, 2014

“Doctor At Home” Manager Arrested on Federal Health Care Fraud Charge; Allegedly Ran Extensive Medicare Fraud Scheme

July 21, 2014

Three Operators of ATM Servicing Business Sentenced to Prison Terms Between 20 and 51 Months for $1.7 Million Frauid Scheme

July 16, 2014

Former CME Clerk Sentenced to Eight Months in Prison for Manipulating Trades to Profit More Than $200,000

July 16, 2014

Former North Chicago School Board Member Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Bus Contracts Fraud Scheme

July 16, 2014

Seven Defendants Charged in Alleged Trafficking of Drugs and Firearms Between Suburban Harvey and Central Ohio

July 15, 2014

Skokie Couple Arrested for Allegedly Bilking Medicare and Paying Kickbacks for Patients in $800,000 Health Care Fraud Scheme

July 10, 2014

Two California Men Indicted on Federal Charges for Allegedly Releasing 2,000 Minks and Damaging Morris, ILL., Mink Farm in 2013

June 30, 2014

Latin Kings’ Leader of Little Village Region Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for RICO Conspiracy and Related Gang Crimes

June 25, 2014

Chicago Man Arrested on Federal Charges for Allegedly Impersonating a U.S. Marshal Service Employee Twice in 2013

June 24, 2014

Chicago Man Surrenders After Being Indicted in Alleged Conspiracy to Illegally Traffic Guns From Indiana to Chicago

June 17, 2014

Former Chicago Tax Preparer Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison for Tax and Unemployment Insurance Fraud Schemes

June 10, 2014

U.S. Files Lawsuit Against IPC the Hospitalist Company, Alleges Overbilling of Federal Health Insurers for Physician Services

June 16, 2014

Alleged Associate of “NullCrew” Arrested on Federal Hacking Charge Involving Cyber Attacks on Companies and Universities

June 12, 2014

27 Defendants Facing State or Federal Drug Charges for Allegedly Selling Heroin and Crack Cocaine on City’s West Side

June 10, 2014

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith Convicted of Taking $7,000 Bribe

June 9, 2014

Barge Captain and Marine Company Convicted in Fatal 2005 Explosion That Discharged Slurry Oil in Chicago Canal

June 6, 2014

Salesman and CEO of Former Downstate Telecommunications Business Indicted in Alleged $6 Million Financing Fraud Scheme

June 2, 2014

Schaumburg Man Arrested on Federal Charge for Allegedly Transporting Child Pornography

May 29, 2014

Chicago Investment Fund Manager Facing Criminal Charge for Allegedly Defrauding 41 Investors of $11.3 Million

May 28, 2014

Chicago Man Indicted on Federal Charges for Allegedly Illegally Trafficking and Possessing Dozens of Firearms

May 27, 2014

Suburban Business Owner and Bookkeeper Charged With $1.2 Million Credit Card Fraud Scheme and $1.5 Million Tax Evasion

May 27, 2014

Illinois Hospice Executive, Three Former Employees and Company Indicted for Allegedly Falsely Elevating Level of Patients’ Care

May 23, 2014

Former Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham Indicted For Allegedly Possessing, Receiving, And Transporting Child Pornography

May 22, 2014

Tax Preparer Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Filing 3,200 False Returns Claiming Refunds Totaling $3.37 Million for Clients

May 21, 2014

Remarks As Prepared for Delivery By U.S. Attorney Zachary T. Fardon on Violence in Chicago Before the City Club of Chicago

May 19, 2014

South Loop Condo Developer and Two Attorneys Among Six Defendants Indicted in $22.8 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

May 15, 2014

South Holland Man Sentenced to Nearly 17 Years in Prison for Illegally Trafficking Hundreds of Guns From Indiana to Chicago

May 14, 2014

Retired Chicago Official Arrested on Federal Bribery Charge for Taking Cash and Personal Benefits to Steer $124 Million in City Contracts to Redflex for Red Light Camera Program

May 14, 2014

Two Defendants Arrested and Charged in Alleged Mortgage Fraud Scheme Involving Federal Undercover Investigation

May 13, 2014

Veteran Federal Prosecutor Julie B. Porter Takes Helm of U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division

May 8, 2014

Bolingbrook Man Charged With Attempting to Illegally Export Thermal Imaging Camera to Pakistan

May 6, 2014

Former Burnham Village Clerk Charged With Stealing At Least $650,000 From Revenue Payments and Filing False Tax Return

May 2, 2014

Chicago Man Sentenced to More than 15 Years in Federal Prison for 20 Armed Robberies of Stores in Chicago and Suburbs in 2010

May 2, 2014

Real Estate Investment Partner Indicted for Allegedly Cheating At Least 50 Mostly Chicago Area Investors of $10 Million

May 1, 2014

McHugh Construction to Pay $12 Million to Settle Contract Fraud Claims By U.S. and Illinois on Seven Area Public Works Projects

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