Disgraced Illinois governor weighs legal options
By CARLA K. JOHNSON and MIKE ROBINSON, Associated Press Writers
CHICAGO – Chicago criminal lawyer Saturday as he weighed his legal options on how to fight a scandal that has left his career in tatters and disrupted ‘s White House transition.met with a renowned
The Democratic governor had a four-hour meeting with Ed Genson in the lawyer’s downtown office Saturday. Genson has defended newspaper baron, R&B singer R. Kelly and numerous public figures on corruption charges, earning a reputation as the lawyer big shots call when they get in a bind in Chicago.
Genson confirmed the two met but wouldn’t discuss details of their dialogue. When asked if he would take the case, Genson said: “We’ll make our mutual decision on Monday.”
Blagojevich had brushed back calls for his resignation after he was charged with trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat. He sought to project a business-as-usual image amid the turmoil, going to work every day and handling state business.
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