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Drew Peterson Hires a Publicist, May Sell His Story

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Stacy Peterson (AP)

A former police officer named a suspect in his wife's disappearance said he's hired a publicist and isn't talking about his days on the force because he could soon be getting paid to tell his story.

Drew Peterson has frequently talked to the media since his wife, Stacy, disappeared in October 2007. But he told the Chicago Sun-Times that his many years as an officer and sergeant in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook are now off limits for questioning.

He can't give away such information for free when he has people willing to pay for his story, he said.

Peterson would be happy to talk about his police career with approval from a Florida publicist he's hired, he said.

But the publicist told the Sun-Times that Peterson can't talk about those days because there's a deal in the works for someone else to tell the story.