Sunday, January 11, 2009
Word from Chicago
I have it from an unimpeachable insider in Chicago that the lawyer to watch in the Blago mess is one Sheldon Sorosky. While the other attorneys will be in the spotlight, Shelly is the real fixer of the team. He was a successful prosecutor who became a defense attorney. While he has been considered the small-time member of the team, my insider tells me it was he who convinced Blago to make the Burris appointment (which was a stroke of brilliance, handing Harry Reid the loaded, cocked pistol) and is waiting out Fitzgerald to find out what he really wants in all of this. As is noted here, watch for Sorosky's name on court filings and for reports on his representation before the bench, as that will give you the best bead on where things are headed. Locally, he's known for representing politicans and those associated with them, often getting his clients' charges dismissed or getting them acquitted while others in the same case take the hit. Keep your eye on him.