John Perren Named Interim Head of FBI Washington Field Office

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com WASHINGTON — John G. Perren,¬† special agent in charge of counter-terrorism at the FBI’s Washington field office, has been named the interim head of the office, authorities said Wednesday. Perren will replace Joseph Persichini Jr, the assistant director in charge of the office, who officially retires on Christmas day. Perren’s appointment…

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Chicago Fed Judge Overturns Public Corruption Conviction; Says Feds Failed to Disclose Info on Key Witness

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com Mayor Richard Daley’s ex-Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Al Sanchez and a co-defendant caught a big break Tuesday when a federal judge overturned their public corruption convictions and ordered a new trial because the government failed to reveal the extensive criminal record and gang ties of a key witness, the Chicago Tribune…

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Obama Nominates Defense Atty. for South Carolina U.S. Attorney Spot

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.como The labor intensive effort to fill all the U.S. Attorney spots around the country continued Tuesday with President Barack Obama nominating defense lawyer William Nettles for U.S. Attorney in South Carolina, Main Justice news website reported. Main Justice reported that Nettles of the law firm Sanders & Nettles in Columbia, S.C.,…

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