Former Governor Jim Edgar praises Bill Cellini

 

Darling of the Illinois press corps Jim Edgar just can’t imagine that his old friend Bill Cellini would ever do anything wrong.

 

From the Chicago Tribune:

 

Former Gov. Jim Edgar, who has known Cellini for 30 years, called him a “very smart guy” who worked hard to lobby on behalf of clients.

 

“He never asked me to do anything that was illegal,” the former governor said. “When I told him no, he understood and didn’t put any pressure on. I would be surprised if Bill Cellini would do something that was dishonest, and I’d be surprised because he’s pretty smart at knowing the law.”

 

Cellini’s federal corruption trial begins October 3rd.

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