Criminal Justice

Lawyer Tips Feds to Alleged Plot to Kill Federal Prosecutor; 2 Charged


A defense lawyer for a former prison inmate who had been convicted of murder pointed authorities to an alleged plot to kill a federal prosecutor in Chicago, resulting in charges against two men.

Two suburban Chicago men, Jack Mann, 41, and Frank Caira, 39, are the defendants in the case, reports the Chicago Tribune in a breaking news story. The article doesn’t specify the charges against the two, but says they are accused of soliciting the lawyer’s client to murder not only the prosecutor in a case against Caira but an agent for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration as well.

Neither the client nor the prosecutor is identified by name, and the article doesn’t include any comment from the defendants or their legal counsel.

Federal prosecutors from the Northern District of Indiana are handling the case.

Additional details about the case are provided in a subsequent National Law Journal article.

Updated on Jan. 21 to link to subsequent NLJ article.

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