Modern-day untouchable

US attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has been likened to a modern-day Eliot Ness, the legendary law enforcer who policed Chicago in the 1920s and toppled gangster Al Capone.

22nd April, 2006

US attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has been likened to a modern-day Eliot Ness, the legendary law enforcer who policed Chicago in the 1920s and toppled gangster Al Capone. The comparison is accurate to a degree. However, Ness never took on the White House.

Fitzgerald’s reputation as an untouchable enforcer was enhanced last week when his office secured convictions against the former Illinois governor, George Ryan. The 72-year-old former politician was found guilty of accepting bribes in...

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