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Ex-FBI agent to head Cook County sheriff's internal affairs office

Thursday, January 24, 2008
Chicago Tribune

COOK COUNTY - A former FBI agent has been hired to oversee the Cook County sheriff's internal affairs unit, Sheriff Tom Dart announced Wednesday.

Joseph C. Ways Sr., who was previously the No. 2 agent at the FBI's Chicago office, has been placed in charge of overseeing internal investigations in the sheriff's office, Dart said in a news release. Ways will also monitor the sheriff's hiring practices to make sure they comply with the Shakman consent decree banning politics from most hiring.

As an FBI agent since 1987, Ways investigated white-collar crimes,

Chicago street
gangs and health-care fraud, according to the release. He also worked on high-profile investigations into former Gov. George Ryan and the Chicago police special operations section.



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