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Acting U.S. Attorney Shapiro has been top deputy for 14 years

Gary Shapiro

Gary Shapiro

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Updated: July 27, 2012 6:13AM


Gary Shapiro, appointed Monday as acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois:

◆ Is 65, was born in New York City, raised in Dallas and lives in Evanston.

◆ Graduated from Rice University in 1968 and from University of Texas School of Law in 1971.

◆ Has been first assistant U.S. attorney for 14 years and has been a federal prosecutor in Chicago for four decades. Previously in charge of all criminal prosecutions and, before that, oversaw all federal organized-crime prosecutions in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

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