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Northern District of Illinois

Trials of corrupt former governors of Illinois, Chicago officials who rigged city hiring, individuals who supported foreign terrorism, international drug smugglers, bosses of Chicago’s violent drug-trafficking street gangs, corporate executives who cheated public shareholders, and organized crime bosses who were responsible for notorious murders ― these are among the recent, successful prosecutions that distinguish the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. While earning a reputation built over decades for battling organized crime and aggressively prosecuting public corruption, the federal prosecutor’s office in Chicago continues to uphold that tradition, even as its top priorities now also include anti-terrorism, violent crime associated with narcotics and street gangs, health care fraud and cybercrime. And extensive efforts are dedicated to providing assistance and restitution to victims of crime. In the civil arena, in addition to defending the United States against all varieties of civil claims, The U.S. Attorney’s Office recovers hundreds of millions of dollars in losses to the United States and penalties from companies and individuals who defraud federal programs. Among recent examples are judgments against an insurance company that discriminated against pregnant women and pharmacies that cheated Medicare. Read more...

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