Holloran Center

for Ethical Leadership in the Professions

Going Undercover as an Attorney: Inside Operation Greylord

Featuring Terry Hake, the attorney who went undercover to investigate the Cook County Court System.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


Univeristy Of St. Thomas School of Law

Frey Moot Courtroom



This event is free and open to the public.

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In April 1980, after serving four years as a prosecutor, Terry Hake agreed to assist the FBI and the United States Attorney's Office in Chicago in an investigation of the Cook County Court System. For three and one half years, he worked undercover posing as a corrupt prosecutor and accepting bribes from attorneys and later as an attorney in private practice making payoffs to judges and court personnel for the dismissal of cases. The investigation, known as "Greylord", resulted in convictions of 18 judges, 57 lawyers, 10 law enforcement officers, and other court personnel.

 Operation Greylord remains one of the FBI's most successful undercover investigations. Come attend this free event to hear the inside story of that investigation and the ethics, courage, dedication, and sacrifice it required. Registration is required since seating is limited. Ethics CLE credit has been sought. A light reception will follow.

This event is sponsored by the UST Law Criminal Law Association, and cosponsored by the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Profession, Public Discourse, and the American Constitution Society. For more information regarding this event, please follow the link below.