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Museum plans retrial of Greek mythological figure

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Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and other prominent Chicago lawyers are getting together again to retry the case of a figure in Greek history.

Fitzgerald served as prosecutor in a do-over last year of Socrates' 399 B.C. trial on charges of corrupting the youth and disrespecting its gods.

The National Hellenic Museum is sponsoring another mock trial Jan. 29 in Chicago.

This time it is a redo of the trial of the Greek mythological figure Orestes (OH'-rehs-tees), who was accused of killing his mother. Fitzgerald and another former government attorney, Patrick Collins, will play the role of prosecutors.

The defense team for Orestes will include former U.S. attorney Dan Webb, who defended Socrates at last year's retrial.

Webb defended former Gov. George Ryan in a corruption case brought by Fitzgerald.

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