A defense lawyer said today he won’t follow through on plans to call Mayor Daley to testify in the bribery case of Chicago developer Calvin Boender.
“We do not intend to call him,” Boender lawyer Robert Sanger said in court of Daley. “We will release him from the subpoena.”
Sanger also said he’s unlikely to try to get the testimony of 10 Chicago aldermen who had been subpoenaed.
It sure seems unusual that in a trial about bribery, the prosecution would refuse to call the politician who was bribed, especially when the bribed politician is already under a guilty plea, wore a wire and has to verify what he taped.
Is this Carothers thing over before it even starts?