Monday, December 15, 2008

Irish- American - In the Eye of the Storm

An Irish- American to Watch:

The recent political explosion caused by the arrest of Governor Blagojevich in Illinois was initiated by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald. Mr Fitzgerald has built an impressive track record of prosecutions and cases ranging from:

Plamegate Case
First World Trade Center Bombing Case
Gambino and Gotti Crime Cases

He was born in December of 1960, Fitzgerald grew up in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Irish immigrants, and his father worked as a doorman for a Manhattan residential building. One of four siblings in the Roman Catholic family, Fitzgerald attended Regis High School in Manhattan, known for its rigorous academic program. At Regis he emerged as a talented member of the debate team before heading on to Amherst College, where he majored in economics and mathematics. He earned tuition money during the summer months by working as a doorman at a building down the street from his father's post, and also by serving as a deckhand on the commuter ferries that plied New York harbor.

Fitzgerald went on to Harvard Law School, and practiced at a firm for three years after earning his degree in 1985.

He is an Irish-American to watch as he prosecutes this case and continues his career progress.......

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