It was just last month that Chicago lawyer Giel Stein joined Rod Blagojevich's defense team.
After a judge agreed to appoint him, Giel stopped in the federal courthouse hallway to gab about how he looked forward to joining the case and heading up a team of lawyers to review a "mountain" of documents.
Well, four weeks later, Stein wants out.
He's filed a request with Judge James Zagel to get off the ex-governor's case without giving a reason.
"I am prohibited by the attorney work-product privilege from discussing the reasons for my desire to withdraw," Stein said today.
But he isn't the first to go.
Defense lawyer Ed Genson quit team Blago in January after internal bickering with the ex-gov and other lawyers on the team.
Then Genson's partner, Terry Gillespie, joined up as a Blagojevich defense lawyer only to quit after Blago was indicted along with a Downstate millionaire who Gillespie already represented.