‘Caped Crusader’ sets his sights on CIA leak

When he was first chosen as US Attorney in Chicago, Patrick Fitzgerald, 44, cracked a key element of a case that had puzzled his prosecutors.

29th October, 2005

When he was first chosen as US Attorney in Chicago, Patrick Fitzgerald, 44, cracked a key element of a case that had puzzled his prosecutors. He told the story to Irish America magazine last year.

It involved Robert Burke, a Connemara-born conman, who had passed a handcuff key to a notorious criminal named Jeffrey Erickson. Erickson had used the key to set himself free and shoot dead two police officers.

On the wiretaps of Burke's phone...

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