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  1. January 24, 2013

    Mumbai attack plotter jailed for 35 years

    A US federal court has sentenced 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack plotter David Coleman Headley to 35 years in prison. The...

  2. May 23, 2012

    High-profile Chicago prosecutor steps down

    Patrick Fitzgerald, the US attorney for northern Illinois viewed by many as a modern-day Elliot Ness for his prosecution of...

  1. April 20, 2012

    Four accused in US over tainted cheese

    The US government has accused four people of illegally distributing cheese tainted with salmonella and E.coli from a...

  2. FT Alphaville

    November 17, 2011

    A flood of subpoenas for MF Global

    Chicago US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and New York US Attorney Preet Bharara have been busy issuing subpoenas in an effort...

  3. June 10, 2011

    US businessman cleared of Mumbai attack

    A Pakistan-born Chicago businessman helped plan an abortive attack on a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the...

  4. August 17, 2010

    Former Illinois governor guilty on single count

    Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor accused of trying to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat , was on Tuesday...

  5. April 3, 2009

    Blagojevich indicted on corruption charges

    Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois impeached in January after being accused of trying to sell President-elect...

  6. January 7, 2009

    Words of advice for hard times

    Ben Goss looks calm, which is just as well given the year many of his clients have had. His company, Distribution...

  7. December 16, 2008

    Obama denies 'inappropriate' Blagojevich talks

    Barack Obama yesterday insisted there had not been any "inappropriate discussions" between his staff and Rod Blagojevich,...

  8. December 11, 2008

    The jaw-dropping Blagojevich scandal

    The complaint filed by prosecutors against Rod Blagojevich, Democratic governor of Illinois, raises several questions, once...

  9. December 10, 2008

    Illinois governor charged over Obama seat 'sale'

    Rod Blagojevich, governor of Barack Obama's home state of Illinois, was arrested yesterday on a raft of federal corruption...

  10. December 10, 2008

    Illinois governor charged with trying to sell Obama's vacant seat

    The governor of Barack Obama's home state of Illinois was arrested yesterday on a raft of federal corruption charges that...

  11. December 10, 2008

    Governor held over bid to sell seat in Senate

    The governor of Barack Obama's home state of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, was arrested by federal authorities yesterday for...

  12. December 10, 2008

    Illinois governor charged with Obama seat 'sale'

    The governor of Barack Obama's home state of Illinois was arrested yesterday on federal corruption charges that included an...

  13. December 10, 2008

    Attorney with relentless zeal who knows how to raise a smile

    Patrick Fitzgerald is no stranger to bringing down the most powerful of power-brokers, reports Hal Weitzman in Chicago....

  14. December 9, 2008

    US attorney becomes bête-noire of corrupt elite

    Patrick Fitzgerald is no stranger to bringing down the most powerful of American power-brokers. Since his appointment as US...

  15. December 9, 2008

    Illinois governor arrested on corruption charges

    Rod Blagojevich, governor of Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois, was arrested on Tuesday on a raft of federal corruption...

  16. December 12, 2007

    Observer: Short-timers

    Poor Patrick Fitzgerald. The US attorney from Chicago has a good track record on scoring convictions but has trouble when it...

  17. July 10, 2007

    Black jury told to resume after deadlock

    The twelve-member jury deliberating criminal fraud charges against Conrad Black and three of his former associates said they...

  18. July 4, 2007

    Libby move adds to charges levelled at Bush

    It was late on Monday afternoon and the US was already slipping into a holiday mood ahead of today's Independence Day...

  19. April 24, 2007

    White House 'ignored security breaches'

    The White House was yesterday accused by a senior Democratic congressman of systematically ignoring security breaches and...

  20. April 23, 2007

    White House security violations alleged

    The White House was on Monday accused by a senior Democratic congressman of systematically ignoring security breaches and...

  21. March 7, 2007

    Cheney's aide guilty of lying over CIA agent

    Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former chief of staff to Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, was convicted yesterday on four of...

  22. March 6, 2007

    Libby found guilty in CIA leak case

    Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the former chief of staff to Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, was convicted on Tuesday on four of...

  23. January 24, 2007

    Libby a White House scapegoat, trial is told

    The perjury trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff toDick Cheney, US vice-president, began explosively...

  24. January 24, 2007

    Libby was 'scapegoat of White House'

    The perjury trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff to vice-president Dick Cheney, began explosively...

  25. January 23, 2007

    Explosive start to Libby perjury trial

    The perjury trial of Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, began explosively on...

  26. January 15, 2007

    Libby takes the stand in CIA leak case

    It has all the ingredients of a tantalising Washington courtroom drama: a sitting vice-president testifying for the first...

  27. December 20, 2006

    Cheney to be called as witness in Libby trial

    Dick Cheney, US vice-president, will be called to testify as a witness at the trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, his former...

  28. October 25, 2006

    SEC drops its investigation into Perle role in Hollinger scandal

    Richard Perle, the former US defence adviser who came under scrutiny for approving hundreds of millions of dollars in...

  29. September 6, 2006

    Ex-Illinois governor sentenced to 78 months

    George Ryan, the former governor of Illinois, was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison on Wednesday following his...

  30. June 14, 2006

    Rove to escape charges over CIA leak case

    Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's chief political strategist, will not face charges for his role in the leaking of the...

  31. June 13, 2006

    Rove to face no charges over CIA leak affair

    Karl Rove, President George W. Bush?s chief political strategist, will not face charges for his role in the leaking of the...

  32. June 2, 2006

    Libby trial set to be second-term spectacle

    Dick Cheney is a man who has made the protection of presidential authority a central thread of his political career, so the...

  33. May 14, 2006

    New twist in CIA leak case

    Vice-president Dick Cheney’s alleged role in the outing of Valerie Plame, a former covert Central Intelligence Agency agent,...

  34. April 27, 2006

    Rove in court over his role in leaking CIA name

    Karl Rove, chief political strategist to George W. Bush, US president, made his fifth appearance before a grand jury in...

  35. April 26, 2006

    Rove in court over his role in leaking CIA name

    Karl Rove, chief political strategist to George W. Bush, US president, made his fifth appearance before a grand jury in...

  36. April 17, 2006

    Ex-Illinois governor found guilty of fraud

    George Ryan, former governor of Illinois, was on Monday found guilty on all 18 counts of fraud, racketeering and other...

  37. April 10, 2006

    Libby case damages Bush administration

    Usually historians wait decades to get the inside accounts of what happens at the heart of the US government, but the legal...

  38. December 15, 2005

    Black charged with racketeering

    Conrad Black was on Thursday charged with racketeering and obstruction of justice as US prosecutors expanded their pursuit...

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