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The Man Behind America’s Largest Corruption Bust

September 30, 2015


Lou Michels joins the Chief in the studio with former FBI agent Terrence Hake to hear about his new book Operation Greylord, which tells his story about being the undercover prosecutor in America’s largest corruption bust. In the later hour Dr. Patrick Kerr calls in to discuss the prevalence of head and spine injuries in football and how his “Kerr’s Collar” can help prevent further injury in the sport. Chief and Lou take out the show with a discussion of Russia’s air strike on Syria and Bears football.

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Lou Michels

Lou Michels is an employment and sports law attorney with a national law firm, who is also an NFL player agent. He joins the Stocks & Jocks show every Thursday morning from Denver, Colorado. Lou represents companies and individuals in dealing with workplace problems ranging from labor union and discrimination cases to employment contracts and trade secret disputes. He played football at Air Force, and graduated from Duke Law School, where he developed an appreciation for college basketball. He is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Lou grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and Minneapolis, where his father was a professional football coach for the Minnesota Vikings for almost 30 years. Read more.

Terrece Hake

Terrence Hake is 1977 graduate of Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. He served for three years as prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Illinois and later as an FBI Agent in Chicago. In April of 1980, he agreed to assist the FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office in an investigation of the Cook County Court system. For three and one half years he worked undercover posing as a corrupt prosecutor by accepting bribes from attorneys and later as an attorney in private practice making payoffs to judges and court personnel for the dismissal of cases. The investigation, known as “Operation Greylord”, resulted in bribery and tax charges being filed against 103 judges, lawyers and other court personnel and is one of the FBI’s most successful undercover investigations. When the last Greylord trial concluded in 1994, Mr. Hake had testified at the trials of 23 defendants. After serving in federal law enforcement for 23 years, he retired from the United States Department of Justice Office of Inspector General and eventually returned to the practice of law as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County.

Dr. Patrick Kerr

Doctor Patrick Kerr graduated from Marist College in 1990 and graduated from Life University, Atlanta GA in 1995 and went on to specialize in the Atlas Orthogonal Technique. He started his practice in New York right after he graduated. Dr. Kerr suffered from back problems most of his life. It is because of this that he went on dedicate his career to helping others and why he has such a great understanding of what patients are going through and what happens to the body when not in correct alignment. He played football in high school and college which helps him to understand football and other sports injuries. It is this knowledge that led to the development of his neck protection device for football players.

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