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Adjunct Faculty Biographies

Edward Carter

Edward Carter is an Assistant Illinois Attorney General and is Supervisor of the Financial Crimes Prosecution Unit of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.  He is adjunct Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, and Adjunct Professor at Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois.  Professor Carter supervises a staff of attorneys who conduct grand jury investigations and direct covert investigations of complex economic crimes and public corruption cases throughout the State of Illinois and prosecute those cases through to verdict or plea.  Prior to supervising the Financial Crimes Prosecution Unit, Mr. Carter was assigned to the Revenue Prosecution Unit of the Attorney General’s Office, where he prosecuted various violations of Illinois tax law using both direct and indirect methods of proof.  His prosecutions  include:  the largest Wire Fraud prosecution in Illinois history; the largest Motor Fuel Tax fraud prosecution in Illinois history; the largest Use Tax prosecution in Illinois history;  the first fraud prosecution brought in the United States under the International Fuel Tax Agreement.  He also handles certain anti-terrorism matters for the Attorney General’s Office and represents the Attorney General on the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Committee for the Northern District of Illinois.  He served on the legal team and criminal law subcommittee for Operation Topoff 2, the legal team for the 2006 Pandemic Flu Exercise, the drafting committee for the Illinois Emergency Health Powers Act, and has lectured in the United States and Europe on bioterrorism.  He lectures frequently in the United States and in Europe on white-collar crime investigation and prosecution.  Professor Carter holds a B.S. from Illinois Institute of Technology and a J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law.