Katie Haun typed the letters F-N-U L-N-U on the new criminal file—“first name unknown, last name unknown.” It’s how federal prosecutors refer to suspects yet to be identified. They pronounce it “fe-new el-new.”
Haun was glad for the opportunity to track down this FNU LNU, whomever he was.
A blonde woman brimming with energy, she had arrived in San Francisco in 2009 as someone streaking to the top of the legal world. Haun had clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy at the Supreme Court—a ticket to whatever high-paying job she liked. Instead, she had chosen to work for the feds. For three years now, her job had revolved around some of the most violent degenerates in the Northern District of California, and she prosecuted them with ...