Another member of Kwame Kilpatrick’s crisis crew has resurfaced in a high-profile scandal.
Dan Webb, the big-bucks Chicago criminal defense lawyer who helped defend Kilpatrick against perjury charges in 2008, is negotiating a potential plea deal for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., according to the Chicago Tribune.
Webb is a former U.S. attorney who also defended Illinois Gov. George Ryan against corruption charges. He headed Kilpatrick’s legal team at a time when taxpayers weren’t forced to foot the bill.
Instead, Kilpatrick tapped his campaign war chest, paying Webb’s firm $233,512.
By way of comparison, defense costs in the City Hall racketeering case could top $1 million, legal experts estimated.