Ask Capizzi about the highlights of his 2-year-old administration and he mentions his contribution to the federal conviction of Charles H. Keating Jr.
Two of his investigators were assigned to a 24-member task force that included the FBI, Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. attorney's office and the Resolution Trust Corp. Capizzi said his investigators played an "integral part" in the probe.
Yet once again, Capizzi got almost no credit and was, in fact, criticized by his campaign opponents for not being more aggressive in taking on the criminal case himself. Capizzi said the federal government was already well along on Keating and his office would only be duplicating efforts.
"I did what was in the best interest of the taxpayers," he said. The Keating case "didn't gain me the publicity that it would have had we decided to do it on our own but I don't think publicity is the responsible thing to seek. I think what's best for the case and the public is more important."
Self-assured about his office, Capizzi says the record speaks for itself.
"Just give me results," he says. "I know what I've done and others have done and I'm happy with myself. I get results."