Snippet of Seattle Times Article Fitgerald speaking about People Confronting Corruption.... Click title to read article::
"People can't do this stuff without someone else knowing about it. The metric of whether or not you're doing a good job is not whether or not you get indicted."
Fitzgerald said corruption in business or government can exist only if people who know about it do nothing. He said that during a sweeping corruption investigation into the Secretary of State's Office in Illinois — which ultimately resulted in nearly 70 indictments and the conviction of Ryan — workers told him over and over that the payoffs and bribery he was investigating "was just the way it is in Chicago."
"My response is, 'That's the way you're allowing it to be,' " he said. "We need people to stand up."