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CHICAGO�The U.S. attorney in Chicago reached agreement with attorney Alan Dershowitzand his firm, Dershowitz, Eiger & Adelson, that the firm will forfeit infees to the government in connection with the August 2002 conviction offormer Cicero Town President Betty Loren-Maltese on racketeering charges. The charges were part of a third indictment against Loren-Maltese, whoprosecutors alleged worked with a local mob boss. Dershowitz’s firm hadreceived $625,000 from a legal defense fund for Loren-Maltese in November2002, even though the jury found that she should forfeit $3.25 million forwhich she and her co-defendants were liable. In March of this year, the U.S. Attorney’s office initially sought to retakethe full $625,000, but settled for the lower amount after the law firm’sprotest in April. U.S. District Judge John Grady approved the settlement onNovember 29. U.S. v. Betty Loren-Maltese, No. 01-348-(U.S. District Court,N.D. Ill.).

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