President-elect Barack Obama‘s White House transition.met with a renowned criminal lawyer Saturday as he weighed his legal options on how to fight a scandal that has left his career in tatters and disrupted
The Democratic governor had a four-hour meeting with Ed Genson in the lawyer’s downtown office Saturday. Genson has defended newspaper baron Conrad Black, 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.
By CARLA K. JOHNSON and MIKE ROBINSON, Associated Press Writers
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.
As the legal maneuvering intensified, some observers speculated….