In the course of our research into Christopher Baker, the owner of the limo company that allegedly ferried prostitutes to lawmakers, we've been confronted with a widening constellation of legal representation. And it's gotten more impressive as we've gone along.
First, there's Sandy Roberts
, a business attorney who is Shirlington Limousine's original counsel. He didn't return our call.
And then there's Baker's personal criminal attorney, Bobby Stafford. He's the one who made a questionable denial
to the San Diego Union-Tribune
about what Baker may or may not have seen.
When we called Stafford today, he referred us to a third lawyer -- Michael York -- who is handling all media inquiries, Stafford's office told us.
It's not hard to figure why. York is a former Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist
After graduating from law school in 1978, he spent eight years at the Lexington Herald-Leader, where he and another reporter won a 1986 Pulitzer for exposing corruption within the University of Kentucky athletic program. In 1987, York moved to the Washington Post.
He went on to a career in law, where he's represented such heavy hitters as Phillip Morris. So far, has not returned our calls.
So it appears that Baker is in a number of good -- and increasingly expensive -- hands. Pretty impressive for a guy who just got out of bankruptcy.