The federal prosecutor who helped put media mogul Conrad Black in prison is leaving the Northern Illinois U.S. Attorney’s office, the Chicago Sun Times reports.
Cramer, who the Sun-Times called a leader in the Chicago-based office, announced his departure in the midst of another prominent case. The U.S. Attorney’s office is currently investigating former Police Commander Jon Burge, who is headed to trial in January on charges connected to alleged beatings of suspects by officers under his command, the Sun-Times reports.
Black was chief executive of Hollinger International Inc., whose media properties included the Sun-Times. He was convicted in 2007 on charges of mail fraud and obstruction of justice related to allegations he’d looted the company. The Sun-Times has since filed for bankruptcy and is up for sale. Black was sentenced to 78 months in prison.