ComEd's $200M Bribery Deal Reveals Law Firm Connection

Law360 (July 17, 2020, 11:04 PM EDT) -- The warning to Commonwealth Edison Co. was clear: Continue to retain a certain law firm, regardless of how much work its lawyers actually did for the Illinois utility, or hear indirectly from the state's speaker of the house.

"Our Friend will call me and then I will call you," a go-between dubbed "Individual A" in January 2016 warned ComEd's CEO at the time, according to federal prosecutors. "Is this a drill we must go through?"

Prosecutors do not identify the law firm in the deferred prosecution agreement for ComEd that they filed Friday with the Northern District of Illinois, referring to it...

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