Illinois Corruption Fitzgerald's Successor

May 23, 2013 - 7:35 PM
This undated photo provided by Latham & Watkins LLP in Chicago, shows attorney Zachary Fardon. On Thursday, May 23, 2013, Illinois' senators announced that the Obama administration has picked Fardon, a private attorney and former federal prosecutor who helped send former Illinois Gov. George Ryan to prison for corruption, to head the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago. Zachary Fardon would replace Patrick Fitzgerald, who stepped down last summer to enter private practice. The U.S. Senate must confirm President Barack Obama's nomination of Fardon. AP Photo/Courtesy of Latham & Watkins LLP)