From the Daily News:
Ex-Queens Assemblyman Jimmy Meng, who is charged in a bizarre scheme to bribe prosecutors, has hired a powerhouse Washington, D.C. lawyer with loads of experience representing scandal-scarred pols, the Daily News has learned.
Meng is now paired with Abbe Lowell, who successfully represented former Sen. John Edwards recently in a federal corruption trial in North Carolina.
Lowell was also the chief Democratic minority counsel for then-President Bill Clinton during impeachment proceedings stemming the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. His client list also includes former Sen. John Ensign and ex-California Rep. Gary Condit, whose careers were toppled by allegations of wrongdoing.
Meng was assigned a court-appointed federal defender when he was arrested last month, but he owns a lumber business in Queens and does not qualify financially for free counsel.