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updated: 7/31/2012 5:16 PM

Head of Chicago office to retire from FBI

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The head of the FBI office in Chicago is retiring and going to work for the Walt Disney Co.

Special Agent-in-Charge Robert Grant announced his retirement on Monday. It takes effect Sept. 3 after a 29-year career with the FBI.

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Grant has been in charge in Chicago since 2005. He has overseen high-profile investigations including former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption case, Chicago Mafia racketeering cases and terrorism charges involving the 2008 attacks in India.

Grant started working for the FBI in 1983 and has held jobs in Memphis, San Antonio and New York, along with assignments in Washington.

He has accepted a global security team position with Walt Disney in Los Angeles.

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