Blagojevich's general counsel not charged, but dragged into spotlight

, The National Law Journal

The criminal complaint charging Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich with two counts of bribery and fraud said the governor's general counsel, William Quinlan Jr., was on a wire-tapped conference call in which the governor discussed how he could secure a top union post in exchange for appointing a particular candidate to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Quinlan has not been charged or named as a target of the investigation.

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