A senator in the Illinois State Assembly, Edward Haints is running for mayor of Chicago. His campaign style has him wrapping himself in an "All American" theme, which favors heavily on protecting the city's citizens by instituting stricter gun-access laws.
In reality, Haints runs one of the biggest gun smuggling and gun-running operations in the state, and the strict gun laws he plans to enact will enable him to raise the prices of his own illicit operations. When A.T.F. agent Collins gets a little too close to his operations with his investigations, he asks his friend and partner George Black to hire Radinov to kill the witnesses and derail the investigation. However, Haints also hires Radinov to kill Black as well, mostly to keep the profits of his gun-running to himself.
He is exposed and arrested after Roy's partner Kate disguises herself as Radinov and has Becky videotaping a meeting between her and Haints. The politician, who was already angry from being in the crosshairs of an earlier botched assassination attempt on Rally and May during a political rally at Grant Park, implicated himself as the one who supplied Radinov with the heroin payment for the job. He was arrested immediately by Roy afterwords, bemoaning how he would have 'cleaned out all the gangs and immigrants' from Chicago.