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Sergio Acosta Speaks With Chicago's WBEZ About Controversial Chicago Police District Commander Promotion

February 26, 2017

Sergio E. Acosta, chair of the Government Practice Group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, spoke with Chicago radio station WBEZ for a story titled "Experts: Promotion of Cop With 90 Misconduct Complaints Raises 'Red Flags.'" The piece focuses on Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's promotion of James Sanchez, against whom 90 misconduct complaints had been filed, to a district commander position. Said Acosta — who co-chaired Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Task Force on Police Accountability — "[t]he number of complaints here certainly raises some red flags."

Listen to the story, "Experts: Promotion of Cop With 90 Misconduct Complaints Raises 'Red Flags,'" on the WBEZ website. 

Sergio Acosta is an experienced criminal litigator and investigator. He has represented companies, government entities and individuals in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, complex financial fraud, criminal tax violations, export regulations and criminal forfeiture. His practice also encompasses corporate governance, corporate internal investigations, regulatory enforcement, commercial litigation and gaming law. Before joining Hinshaw, Mr. Acosta held leading roles in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois; served as Administrator of the Illinois Gaming Board; and was a prosecutor in the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. law firm with 450 attorneys located in 11 states and London. Founded in 1934, the firm has a national reputation for its insurance industry work, its representation of professionals and law firms, and its closely coordinated business advisory, transactional and litigation services. We serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public sector clients.