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Terry Hake Speaks on Going Undercover as an Attorney: Inside Operation Greylord
Come hear the inside story of that investigation and the ethics, courage, dedication, and sacrifice required when going undercover for the FBI on Wednesday, February 19, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Room 168.
In April 1980, after serving three years as a prosecutor, Terry Hake agreed to assist the FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office in Chicago in an investigation of the Cook County Court System. For three and one half years, he worked undercover posing as a corrupt prosecutor by accepting bribes from attorneys and later as an attorney in private practice making payoffs to judges and court personnel for the dismissal of cases. The investigation, known as “Greylord,” resulted in convictions of 18 judges, 57 lawyers, 10 law enforcement officers, and other court personnel; Mr Hake testified in 23 of the trials. It remains one of the FBI’s most successful undercover investigations.