"Going Undercover as an Attorney: Inside Operation Greylord" Former FBI Agent Terry Hake Speaks
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
There is no charge to attend, but reservations are requested to guarantee seating. Reservations may be made online here. CLE credit available.
In April 1980, after serving four 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 and 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. It remains one of the FBI's most successful undercover investigations.
Come hear the inside story of that investigation and the courage, dedication, and sacrifice it required.
About Terrence Hake
Terrence Hake is 1977 graduate of Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. He served for three years as prosecutor in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago, Illinois and later as an FBI Agent in Chicago. In April of 1980, he agreed to assist the FBI and the United States Attorney's Office 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 bribery and tax charges being filed against 103 judges, lawyers and other court personnel and is one of the FBI's most successful undercover investigations. When the last Greylord trial concluded in 1994, Mr. Hake had testified at the trials of 23 defendants. He retired from the United States Department of Justice in 2008 and is currently one of the directors of internal investigations in the Cook County Sheriff’s Office of Professional Review.
Mr. Hake has lectured extensively on the topic of legal and professional ethics to attorneys, investigators, auditors and business professionals. He has spoken to law students about the ethical lessons learned from Greylord at such institutions as Loyola University of Chicago, Yale University, the University of Illinois, Northwestern University, Marquette University, and the University of Chicago. He is a member of the faculty at the Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Cook County Sheriff’s Training Academy.
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