- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 30, 2008

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I represented former Jennifer Haberkorn falsely states that Mr. Kerner was convicted of accepting bribes to build expressway ramps near the tracks. There was no evidence during the trial that this was the purported purpose of the bribes.

The case had nothing to do with expressway ramps; this has no basis. Illinois Racing Board, who testified under immunity and was expected to help the government in return for his immunity.

Get your facts straight because the story of Otto Kerner is unlike that of the other corruption cases you mention. Mr. Kerner, a former 7th Circuit judge, authored the most influential report in U.S. history on race relations, the 1968 Kerner Commission Report. He deserves better treatment than to be lumped with the scoundrels mentioned in your article.

THOMAS EARL

PATTON

Washington

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