Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Assistant Attorney General - Special Prosecutions-Financial Crimes Prosecutions Unit
The Financial Crimes Prosecution Unit is a specialized prosecution group based in
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.
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
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:
Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development
Attn: Adelaida Otero
Office of the Attorney General
100 W. Randolph Street 12th Fl.
Chicago, Illinois 60601