P.S. Chicago Daily Observer: Will Tony Rezko Walk from Wisconsin Jail?
Update: Rezko gets 10 years plus in the pen, he's served 4 already. Still no mention of his connection to Obama--he was his top money man, even as Bill Ayers was his political godfather.
Sun Times with this bit:
U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said she found it offensive that Rezko put at risk the Teachers’ Retirement System by scheming for kickbacks with a board member in 2004.Yes, it's all Rezko's fault the piggy teachers union and Dem pols unsustainably rich pensions are at risk. Rezko and Blago are the whipping boys for the flagrant corruption and incompetence in this state--you think it's going to stop? This is the Obama/Dem modus operandi.
More. Trib no mention of O at all, the Sun Times just says he was a "friend", Crain's does a better job:
Ha.Rezko was convicted in 2008 of fraud, money laundering and plotting to squeeze $7 million in kickbacks from firms that wanted to do business with the state during Blagojevich's tenure. The governor was arrested six months later and convicted this year on charges that included trying to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. He is set to be sentenced next month and is expected to get about 10 years.The 56-year-old Rezko also was a political fundraiser for Obama during his campaigns for Illinois senator, though not for his presidential campaign. Obama has not been accused of wrongdoing in the case, but his relationship with Rezko became an issue during the 2008 election.
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