Repeated calls made by The ENQUIRER to the offices of Shapiro were not returned at the time. But after the shocking verdict
that set O.J. free, fellow defense attorney F. Lee Bailey
quickly complained about Shapiro's attempts to make a deal. "Bob Shapiro did everything in this world to try to get a plea bargain going before Johnnie Cochran got in the case," Bailey claimed
, "because that was the only way he was going to stay in control!"