Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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Feds: Make former Blagojevich lawyer testify

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[April 20, 2010]  CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to force the lawyer who served as a general counsel in the governor's office to produce documents and testify at ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's racketeering and fraud trial.

The request was filed Wednesday morning with U.S. District Judge James Zagel, who is to preside at the trial scheduled to get under way June 3.

Prosecutors say former general counsel William Quinlan has declined to produce key documents despite two subpoenas. They don't say what documents they're seeking.

Prosecutors also say in court papers that Blagojevich has refused to give Quinlan a document waiving any concerns about attorney-client privilege if Quinlan produces documents and testifies at the trial.

[Associated Press]

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