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Assistant Attorney General - Criminal Enforcement –  Special Prosecutions – Revenue Prosecution Unit - Chicago

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Criminal Enforcement

Bureau: Special Prosecutions Bureau (Revenue Prosecution Unit)

Location: Chicago

The Special Prosecutions Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office is seeking a prosecuting attorney to serve in its Revenue Prosecution Unit (Unit). The Unit is responsible for prosecuting criminal violations of Illinois tax laws in trial courts located in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Attorneys in this Unit work closely with special agents from the Department of Revenue, Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and primarily prosecute the crimes of tax evasion, fraudulent filing of tax returns, and failing to file tax returns. Prosecutors in the Unit also occasionally work with other state and federal prosecutors on financial crimes, narcotics cases, and public corruption cases when those cases have a tax fraud nexus.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Assistant Attorneys General in this Unit prosecute felony tax crimes and provide legal assistance primarily to agents of the Department of Revenue’s Criminal Investigation Division and occasionally to federal and local law enforcement. Unit prosecutors are expected to:

  • Prosecute tax evasion and other criminal violations of Illinois revenue statutes;
  • First chair jury and bench trials in circuit courts throughout the State of Illinois;.
  • Review law enforcement case referrals and make felony charging recommendations;
  • Conduct comprehensive grand jury investigations alongside CID special agents and handle grand jury litigation;
  • Present evidence to establish probable cause for indictment or information;
  • Litigate pre-trial discovery issues, evidentiary hearings, and post-trial motions;
  • Prepare complaints for search warrants, overhear orders, and property seizures;
  • Research legislation and judicial opinions related to Illinois criminal laws; and
  • Provide legal assistance as needed to other law enforcement agencies and local State’s Attorney’s Offices on tax related investigations and prosecutions.


Applicants must be licensed to practice in Illinois at the time of application. Candidates should have at least 2-5 years of civil or criminal litigation experience, or alternatively, a demonstrated interest in public service (i.e. internships, law school clinics, clerkships). Ideal candidates will have strong legal research & writing skills and a specific interest in white-collar crime. This is a non-union position.

Salary: Salaries start at $79,008 for attorneys with the minimum two years of experience as a licensed attorney. This position will be paid from funds appropriated to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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

Attorney Recruitment
Attn: Erika Torres
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5024 (fax)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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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