Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is an old hand at political corruption trials. The initial evidence he's brought against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appears to be overwhelming. But defense lawyers know that wiretaps often can be a double-edged sword, and that there are weaknesses to be exploited in the criminal complaint against Blagojevich. The Am Law Daily reached out to several former prosecutors-turned-defense-lawyers to see how they would proceed if tasked with defending the governor.
Defense Lawyers Assess Case Against Blagojevich
The American Lawyer
December 15, 2008