Associated Press - May 21, 2010 3:34 PM ET
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A lawyer for a Gadsden businessman says they alerted police after a Coosa County prosecutor and a private lawyer offered to keep the businessman from being indicted in a murder case in exchange for a $5 million payoff.
Attorney Jay Stover said Friday that he and his client, Carl Weaver, contacted Gadsden police in March after Weaver was offered the deal by Coosa County assistant district attorney Frank Teel of Sylacauga and Gadsden attorney Frank Wayne Bailey.
Bailey's lawyer says his client will be cleared and Frank Teel's lawyer is supposed to release a statement sometime today. Wonder who his lawyer is?
An attorney friend of mine told me that it is practically impossible for an assistant DA to make a capital murder charge go away without the knowledge of the DA, who in this case, is none other than Fred Thompson of Clay County. Had this case actually made it to court my buddy Judge John E. Rochester would have presided over the case. Wonder if Thompson was in on the deal?