The Law: Big Jim's Laws

In the three years that he has been the U.S. Attorney for northern Illinois, James ("Big Jim") Thompson has won convictions of 239 errant politicians, cops and other public servants. Currently another 40 are under indictment; having put eleven different grand juries to work in recent months, Thompson cautiously predicts that 1975 "could be our biggest year." Big Jim's impressive score reflects the fact that he works in an area exceptionally rich in corruption. In addition, he and his aides have honed sharp weapons out of two statutes often overlooked by federal prosecutors....

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