The severity of Jim Black's sentence may
depend on how much he's willing to talk.
The former House speaker's attorney says Black is looking
forward to talking. Attorney Kenneth Bell also says that may make
some people uncomfortable.
Black pleaded guilty yesterday to accepting thousands of dollars
in payoffs from three chiropractors.
He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. However,
legal experts say his sentence will likely depend on what he can
offer the government.
Black likely has stories to tell. The federal investigation has
already snared five of his associates. But there are also several
unanswered questions -- including the three unnamed chiropractors
that gave cash to Black.