Zachary Fardon was sworn in as United States Attorney in 2013. There were several high-profile prosecutions under his watch, including the takedown of former Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett in an illegal kickback scheme, and the conviction of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert for bank fraud as part of an effort to hide child sexual abuse from decades earlier.
Two weeks ago, the Trump administration asked Fardon and 45 other U.S. Attorneys from the Obama administration to resign immediately.
On his way out, Fardon penned a candid open letter with some stark recommendations for local and federal officials to stem the plague of violence in this city.
Fardon joins us for an exclusive interview.
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