Calvin Christian has a new lawyer.
The Pure News reporter, who has several pending cases against the city of Springfield, tells WMAY News that he has signed papers to have a substitute attorney represent him in a traffic case that spurred questions about conflicts of interest.
Attorney Mark Wykoff will replace Alderman Sam Cahnman in a traffic violation that Christian cites in a federal harassment case he has pending against the city.
It’s unclear if this action allows Alderman Cahnman to vote in the question of a settlement in the internal affairs shredding case. Christian says Cahman has represented him the past and doesn’t know why the issue wasn’t brought out earlier.
Springfield Alderman will consider a six figure settlement with Christian during tonight’s Committee of the Whole