View Full Version : Rezko verdict reached (Obama's shady pal)

ralph wiggum
06-04-2008, 05:19 PM
A federal jury has reached a verdict in the corruption trial of Antoin "Tony" Rezko, court officials say. The verdict is expected to be read at about 3:45 p.m.

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Constitutionally Speaking
06-04-2008, 05:53 PM

06-04-2008, 05:56 PM
Is Madame Lafarge knitting?

06-04-2008, 06:01 PM
So when are they going to prosecute him for bribing a certain black state representative who is currently serving in the US Senate?

ralph wiggum
06-04-2008, 06:02 PM
Guilty on 16 of 24 counts.

ralph wiggum
06-04-2008, 06:06 PM
Rezko convicted of corruption

By Bob Secter and Jeff Coen | Tribune reporters
3:59 PM CDT, June 4, 2008

A federal jury today convicted developer Antoin "Tony" Rezko of corruption charges for trading on his clout as a top adviser and fundraiser to Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Rezko's guilty verdict on 16 of 24 corruption counts could have broad repercussions for Blagojevich, who made Rezko a central player in his kitchen cabinet. It could also prove a political liability for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, who once counted Rezko as a friend and fundraiser, as the likely Democratic presidential nominee heads into the general election campaign against Republican John McCain.

The 10-woman, two-man jury deliberated for parts of 13 days before convicting Rezko of scheming with Stuart Levine, a longtime Republican insider, to extort millions of dollars from firms seeking state business or regulatory approval.

The jury convicted Rezko of wire and mail fraud, money laundering and aiding and abetting bribery. He was acquitted of attempted extortion.

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06-04-2008, 06:44 PM
Looks like Obama is stepping in piles and piles of crap.

06-04-2008, 07:58 PM
Ask everyone on DU.