all malefactors in the ‘Illinois Machine’ case. To whit:
U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said the verdict represented “an antidote to the poison of corruption” that trial testimony alleged included the fixing of state boards that controlled a $40 billion pension fund and made major decisions about million-dollar hospital construction.
He expressed hope it would have an effect on Illinois politicians.
“If morals don’t get to them, I hope the fear of going to jail does,” Fitzgerald told reporters.