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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

CBS 46 Atlanta - Indicted Former Atlanta Mayor Hires a Lawyer

CBS 46 Atlanta - Indicted Former Atlanta Mayor Hires a LawyerIndicted Former Atlanta Mayor Hires a Lawyer
Aug 9, 2005, 7:47 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- Washington lawyer William R. "Billy" Martin has been named to lead the defense team of former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell against federal corruption charges.

Campbell, who left office in 2002 after two four-year terms, was indicted about a year ago on charges of bribery, fraud and racketeering after a four-year investigation into alleged City Hall corruption during his administration.

Ten people have been convicted, including a strip club owner who said he gave Campbell 50-thousand dollars to push through a liquor license application. The ex-mayor said today that Martin will help prove his innocence.

Campbell said the government has spent millions investigating him and, "manufactured a groundless case based solely on convicted felons and perjurers to justify this senseless inquisition."

Martin said he intends to help Campbell clear his name. Martin is a member of the Blank Rome firm who has represented clients including political leaders, professional athletes and celebrities.

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