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Jason Meisner

Writer

Jason Meisner is the federal courts reporter for the Tribune, covering everything from political corruption to street gang racketeering and terrorism cases. After coming up through the old City News Service, Meisner went on to become a founding member of the Tribune's Breaking News desk. In 2008, he became legman to columnist John Kass, where he learned the ropes of the city's politics — and barbecue. In his spare time, Meisner likes to unplug, whether it's sailing, skiing, playing guitar or simply ignoring his Twitter feed.

Recent Articles

  • Money launderer for 'El Chapo' gets 8 years in U.S. prison

    Money launderer for 'El Chapo' gets 8 years in U.S. prison

    Edgar Manuel Valencia Ortega grew up in Mexico with the sons and nephews of Sinaloa cartel bosses, so when he decided to get into the drug trade himself he already had the connections to rise quickly to the top, federal prosecutors say. In just a few years, Ortega became a significant middleman...

  • Trial opens for alleged 'all-star team' of Chicago gangsters

    Trial opens for alleged 'all-star team' of Chicago gangsters

    The Hobos gang came calling for Keith Daniels on an April evening three years ago. Daniels, a key witness in a drug trafficking case against the gang's feared leader, had been relocated by authorities to the southern Chicago suburb of Dolton for his safety. But when the 27-year-old father pulled...

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