Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Assistant Attorney General - Special Prosecutions-Financial Crimes Prosecutions Unit

Financial Crimes Prosecution Unit

The Financial Crimes Prosecution Unit is a specialized prosecution group based in Chicago that investigates and prosecutes a wide variety of economic crimes throughout Illinois. Those prosecutions include cases involving sophisticated insurance, securities, mortgage, and other types of fraud schemes, embezzlement schemes, and public corruption. Cases are received from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and from county states attorneys.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

An Assistant Attorney General assigned to the unit will prosecute cases throughout the state and should expect to travel. Cases in the unit are handled as vertical prosecutions which means that Assistants are expected to provide legal advice and assistance to law enforcement agencies during the course of investigation, evaluate cases for prosecution, initiate prosecutions, and handle their cases through sentencing and post-trial motions. Assistant Attorneys General in the unit frequently conduct grand jury investigations and should expect to litigate grand jury matters. Search warrants, overhears and in some instances undercover operations are used in some investigations. Assistant Attorneys General are expected to draft petitions for and obtain search warrants and overhear orders and work with law enforcement in planning undercover operations.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate should have an in depth knowledge of the principles of criminal law, particularly as they relate to white collar crime. Knowledge of the law evidence as it relates to privileges is particularly important. Familiarity with grand jury procedure would be a plus. The candidate must have three to five years of felony trial experience preferably with at least some of it involving trials of white collar crime cases. The candidate must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois at the time of application and be willing to travel.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $43,000 to $60,000.

To ensure full consideration, please send cover letter and resume to:

Ruta Stropus
Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development
Attn: Adelaida Otero
Office of the Attorney General
100 W. Randolph Street 12th Fl.
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Fax: 312-814-5024

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