"I never require a client to do what I say," he said. "But I do require them to at least listen." "I wish the governor good luck and Godspeed," he added.
Asked about the status of the $500,000 that records show he has been paid from Blagojevich campaign funds, Genson said: "The answer to that is that it's none of your guys' business." Genson would have to file paperwork to formally withdraw from the case.