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Assistant Attorney General - Criminal Enforcement - Special Prosecutions - Revenue Prosecution Unit - Springfield

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Criminal Enforcement

Bureau: Special Prosecutions – Revenue Prosecution Unit – Springfield


The Revenue Prosecution Unit is a specialized prosecution group responsible for the investigation and prosecution of tax crimes and white-collar fraud in state and federal courts throughout Illinois. Attorneys in this unit focus primarily on felony violations of the Illinois tax code, working closely with special agents from the Department of Revenue, Criminal Investigations Division. The unit also works in conjunction with other local and federal prosecutors’ offices on financial crimes, narcotics, and public corruption cases with an Illinois tax fraud nexus.


An Assistant Attorney General assigned to this unit is responsible for all aspects of the investigation and prosecution of assigned cases, including a thorough review of criminal case referrals, felony charging recommendations, grand jury presentations, legal research, pre-trial motions, evidentiary hearings, witness interviews, jury trials, plea negotiations, sentencing hearings, and post-trial motions. Attorneys in this unit are also responsible for assisting federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies with obtaining search warrants, confidential overhear orders, wiretaps, tracking device authorizations, and property seizure orders.


Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Illinois. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in criminal law (i.e. internships, law school clinics, clerkships). A specific interest in white collar crime and tax fraud prosecution is preferred. Ideal candidates will have a background in tax law or accounting and 2 or 3 years of post-graduate litigation experience. Travel is required. This is a non-union position.

Salary: Start at $57,000.

To ensure full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to:

Ruta Stropus
Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development
Attn: Adelaida Otero
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)

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The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

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