Political corruption is the misuse of political power for private benefit or personal gain. When public officials manipulate or ignore the laws of this country for the benefits of power, status or wealth, our attorneys can work to ensure that those who hurt others through the misuse of political power receive the justice that they deserve.

 

Sometimes political corruption is not as simple as an obvious misuse of power for personal gain. For example, rules regulating the use of public funds by businesses and government officials are extremely bureaucratic and difficult to grasp.  At times private individuals and public officials have been charged with misappropriation of funds, without being aware that what they were doing was illegal. Sometimes these charges result in prosecution, even though there was never any ill intent on behalf of the person using the funds. If you feel that this might have happened to you, you may need legal advice on how to proceed.

 

The attorneys at The Blake Horwitz Law Firm have what it takes to take on complicated cases of public corruption and win. Our legal team includes an experienced support staff and attorneys who have prosecuted white collar crimes such as political corruption. The Blake Horwitz Law Firm has handled a number of cases that involved breaking though a wall of corruption to expose flagrant violations of civil rights  by public officials.

 

A whistle blower is one who decides to put an end to the status quo and try to stop illegal activity.  We represent whistle blowers.  The public exposure through the judicial process serves to protect the public good and deter illegal activity.  The litigation of Seipler v. Nygren wherein our office represented a police officer who chose to speak out against racial profiling, Davis v. City of Chicago, wherein another officer reported misconduct of fellow Chicago officers,  and Smith v. City of Chicago wherein the City of Chicago retaliated against a police officer after that police officer successfully sued the City of Chicago all serve as examples of our commitment to those who speak truth to power.