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Struggling Tribune Co. to Pay for Zell’s Lawyer in Blago Case

Sam_Zell_03_CMYK222.jpgDivorce yourself from the fact that the LA Times is melting. Don’t think of how the home of the late humorist, H.L. Mencken – the Baltimore Sun (also a Tribune Co holding) is now a shell of its former self.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Financially strapped Tribune Co. plans to pay the legal bills of Chairman and Chief Executive Sam Zell, who has been interviewed as a potential witness in the federal corruption investigation of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, according to a company filing Tuesday in bankruptcy court.

Sam Zell is a freaking billionaire! Billion. Billionaire. Tycoon. Mogul. Has money. Not broke. Not worried about his health care or 401K. Billionaire.

He can’t pay his own legal bills? Just this once? This time? Serious?

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