A defense attorney says former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will take the stand at his fraud trial but will take the 5th Amendment if called to testify in a civil lawsuit in which racetracks and casinos are fighting over money.
Blagojevich attorney Samuel E. Adam said Friday that the former governor was guaranteed to take the stand at his own trial. But Adam said he advised Blagojevich not to testify if called in the suit involving the racetracks and casinos.
The lawsuit involves $90 million four casinos which were forced to pay to five racetracks under legislation signed by Blagojevich. The casinos contend he signed the bills as part of a corrupt deal to get campaign money from a track owner.