Sunday, June 21, 2015
Patrick J. Fitzgerald (born December 22, 1960) is a lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. He joined, as partner, the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as of October 29, 2012. For more than a decade, until June 30, 2012, Fitzgerald was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. As special counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel, Fitzgerald was the federal prosecutor in charge of the investigation of the Valerie Plame Affair, which led to the prosecution and conviction in 2007 of Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff Scooter Libby for perjury.
As a federal prosecutor, Fitzgerald led a number of high-profile investigations, including ones that led to convictions of Illinois Governors Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan, media mogul Conrad Black, several aides to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley in the Hired Truck Program, and Chicago detective and torturer Jon Burge.
Richard M. Daley was the Chicago (IL) mayor, Michelle Obama was his staffer, Valerie B. Jarrett was his deputy chief of staff, and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Note: Daley calls Blagojevich 'cuckoo'
Posted by Hal Dardick at 12:25 p.m.
As Gov. Rod Blagojevich attempts a last-minute media blitz before his impeachment trial, Mayor Richard Daley is offering a one-word summation of the governor's behavior.
Today the mayor puckered his lips and in a high-pitched, sing-song voice used the word "cuckoo" to describe Blagojevich.
It was the second time in four months that Daley sang like a fake bird poking out of a clock when asked a question about Blagojevich.
Since the first "cuckoo" proclamation last September, Blagojevich has been arrested on federal corruption charges, impeached by the Illinois House and called to stand trial in the state Senate.
Blagojevich is calling the trial a sham, saying it's an attempt to get him out of the way so state lawmakers can raise taxes. At his news conference today, Daley was asked about that.
"I said 'cuckoo' once, I'll say it again," Daley said said. "Cuckoo."
As the media and his staff laughed, the mayor smiled and walked out of the room, ending the news conference on that note.
Back in September, Daley sang "cuckoo" to the media when asked about Blagojevich's claim that CTA President Ron Huberman was being dishonest about the financial impact of the governor's mandate of free rides for seniors in an effort to justify fare increases.
Michelle Obama Mayor Richard M. Daley’s staffer, a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP, and is a friend of Valerie B. Jarrett.
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.
R. Eden Martin is counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Newton N. Minow is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Valerie B. Jarrett is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, a friend of Michelle Obama, the senior adviser for the Barack Obama administration, her great uncle is Vernon E. Jordan Jr, was Mayor Richard M. Daley’s deputy chief of staff, and the chairman for the Chicago (IL) Transit Authority.
Ron Huberman was the president of the Chicago (IL) Transit Authority.
Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr. is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Brookings Institution (think tank).
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Vernon E. Jordan Jr. is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), Valerie B. Jarrett’s great uncle, Antoinette Cook Bush’s stepfather, a director at the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), a senior counsel for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
Michele A. Roberts was an attorney at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, and a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP is the lobby firm for the Corinthian Colleges, and the Corrections Corporation of America.
Patrick J. Fitzgerald is monitoring the sale and closure of the Corinthian Colleges, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and was the prosecutor in the U.S. vs. Rod Blagojevich et al.
Antoinette Cook Bush was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and is Vernon E. Jordan Jr’s stepdaughter.
J. Michael Quinlan is the SVP for the Corrections Corporation of America, and was a director at the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Federal trial and conviction
He reported to prison on March 15, 2012 at Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood near Littleton, Colorado. His Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) number is 40892-424. There is no parole in the Federal Prison System, and under federal rules Blagojevich will serve at least 85%, or 12 years, of his sentence after which time he may be eligible for early release (in 2024) based on good behavior. He is the fourth Governor of Illinois to serve time in federal prison; the first three were Otto Kerner, Jr., Dan Walker and George Ryan.
Rod R. Blagojevich was the Illinois state government governor, and the defendant in the U.S. vs. Rod Blagojevich et al.
Patrick J. Fitzgerald was the prosecutor in the U.S. vs. Rod Blagojevich et al, is monitoring the sale and closure of the Corinthian Colleges, and a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Posted by Sam and Bunny Sewell at 8:52 PM