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megimoo
09-25-2008, 04:57 PM
......................"One Of Obama's Buddies no Doubt !"--

U.S. federal agents say they have enough evidence to indict Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for fraud and conspiracy, WBBM-TV, Chicago, reported Thursday.

station also said an indictment of Blagojevich, the first Democrat elected to Illinois' governorship in 30 years, was "not imminent."

Neither the FBI, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald nor Blagojevich's office had any immediate comment on the report.

Fitzgerald's office said June 30, 2006, it was looking into "very serious allegations of endemic hiring fraud" in the Blagojevich administration.

Prosecutors also mentioned Blagojevich in an indictment as the intended beneficiary of at least one extortion attempt by Blagojevich fundraiser and businessmen Antoin "Tony" Rezko.

Rezko was convicted June 4 on 16 of the 24 counts against him. He awaits sentencing in October on mail and wire fraud, aiding and abetting bribery and money laundering convictions. He still faces two more trials.

The Chicago Sun-Times has reported Rezko could cut his prison time significantly by cooperating in investigations of other public figures, including Blagojevich.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/09/25/WBBM-TV_Feds_may_indict_Blagojevich/UPI-52291222367763/

Eyelids
09-25-2008, 05:06 PM
Nobody associates themselves with Rod in IL.

Eilise
09-25-2008, 05:38 PM
I've been hearing for a month now that they're going to indict Blago in October. I don't think they'll be able to tie Obama very closely to him. Blago is extremely unpopular even among his own party.

LibraryLady
09-25-2008, 07:06 PM
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Prosecutors also mentioned Blagojevich in an indictment as the intended beneficiary of at least one extortion attempt by Blagojevich fundraiser and businessmen Antoin "Tony" Rezko.

Rezko was convicted June 4 on 16 of the 24 counts against him. He awaits sentencing in October on mail and wire fraud, aiding and abetting bribery and money laundering convictions. He still faces two more trials.

The Chicago Sun-Times has reported Rezko could cut his prison time significantly by cooperating in investigations of other public figures.

Move over Reverend Wright, Kwame, Rezko and Ethan Winners, more room is needed under the Obama-bus.

Does Obama have any associate which isn't corrupt, anti-American or a terrorist?


He definitely has links to Obama......Obama endorsed him for re-election of Gov. of Illinois in 2006, and Blagojevich was instrumental in moving the state primary up to February 5th so Illinois can "show it's support for Sen. Obama."

He is a typical Chicago crook.

From the famous New Yorker terrorist issue:


Rahm Emanuel, a congressman from Chicago and a friend of Obama’s, told me that he, Obama, David Wilhelm, who was Blagojevich’s campaign co-chair, and another Blagojevich aide were the top strategists of Blagojevich’s victory. He and Obama “participated in a small group that met weekly when Rod was running for governor,” Emanuel said. “We basically laid out the general election, Barack and I and these two.” A spokesman for Blagojevich confirmed Emanuel’s account

Is there an honest politician from Chicago??

megimoo
09-25-2008, 07:13 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c12/dtharman/Obama/blagojevichobama.jpg



Move over Reverend Wright, Kwame, Rezko and Ethan Winners, more room is needed under the Obama-bus.

Does Obama have any associate which isn't corrupt, anti-American or a terrorist?



From the famous New Yorker terrorist issue:



Is there an honest politician from Chicago??
How about in America ? As far as I can tell they're all crooks !

LibraryLady
09-25-2008, 10:39 PM
Is du ignoring this?

Isn't their beloved Patrick Fitzgerald handling it?

ralph wiggum
09-26-2008, 12:42 AM
Nobody associates themselves with Rod in IL.

Richard Mell does.

PoliCon
09-26-2008, 03:52 PM
How about in America ? As far as I can tell they're all crooks !you need to look a little harder then. There are a couple.

LibraryLady
09-28-2008, 02:29 PM
Possible change of heart
Rezko talked with prosecutors, may aid probe, sources say (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-rezko-flip28sep28,0,5691387.story)

By David Kidwell, John Chase and Jeff Coen | Chicago Tribune reporters
5:24 PM CDT, September 27, 2008


Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a convicted influence peddler who was once one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's most trusted confidants, has met with federal prosecutors and is considering cooperating in the corruption probe of the governor's administration, sources told the Tribune.

Rezko's possible change of heart—after years of steadfast refusal—has sent ripples through a tight circle of prominent defense attorneys who represent dozens of potential witnesses and targets in the wide-ranging probe.

His cooperation would give prosecutors investigating the governor and his wife access to someone they have described as an ultimate political insider at the center of a pervasive pay-to-play scheme.

Rezko's trial this year laid bare a culture of scams, bribes and backroom deals stretching from City Hall to the Statehouse. It even became fodder in the presidential campaign of Democratic nominee Barack Obama, whose fundraising and personal ties to Rezko go back more than a decade.

Eyelids
09-28-2008, 04:45 PM
Selling out Rod is going to become pretty commonplace soon.

LibraryLady
09-28-2008, 04:46 PM
I think he'll sell out Zer-0 next.

Eyelids
09-28-2008, 08:49 PM
I think he'll sell out Zer-0 next.

Fat chance, he wouldn't risk losing a chance at having Obama in the White House.

megimoo
09-28-2008, 09:24 PM
Fat chance, he wouldn't risk losing a chance at having Obama in the White House.
It's over joy boy .Bami boy is all done .Do you honestly think that he stands a chance after that pathetic performance during the dabate.He was like a small child agreeing with everything
MC Cain said and didn't look like much of a contender to high office.
At the White House emergency meeting the Liberal Big Boys deferred to his leadership and he couldn't come up with a thing and that sure made a fool out of him .

Obama is done for .America has the 'feel of the man' and he isn't much and definitely not POTUS
material.After this bailout is all sorted out and the people figured out just how much they have lost your party is in for a major ass kicking at the elections .Pelosi is worried and just about begging the Republicans to help take part of the blame but with all of the information available on line they are sunk !

Carter,Clinton,Pelosi,Franks and Dodd will have a lot to explain to people who lost a good part of their retirement savings due to The Democrats screwing up the system by changing the banking safeguards just to get more votes.

PoliCon
09-28-2008, 11:05 PM
Fat chance, he wouldn't risk losing a chance at having Obama in the White House.
True. If your m0ssiah is properly trained - he'll give rod a pardon.

LibraryLady
10-04-2008, 03:30 PM
Looks like a story is breaking on Alexi Giannoulias and crime connections. Rezco must be singing like a bird.

LibraryLady
10-07-2008, 03:12 AM
Feds ask to strike Rezko's October sentencing (http://blogs.suntimes.com/rezko/2008/10/feds_ask_to_strike_rezkos_octo.html)



Federal prosecutors just asked a judge to strike Tony Rezko's Oct. 28, sentencing -- acknowledging for the first time they are undergoing discussions with the political fund-raiser.

Good or bad for Obama??

biccat
10-07-2008, 10:28 AM
Good or bad for Obama??

Hmm..so would Biden carry the banner forward if the Messiah is indicted, or would the Dems turn to Hillary?

Biden would probably pardon the Messiah and appoint him as Veep, Hillary would let him rot. How much control would Obama have after such a political scandal?

LibraryLady
10-10-2008, 08:17 PM
Looks like a story is breaking on Alexi Giannoulias and crime connections. Rezco must be singing like a bird.

tweet, tweet


The Sun Times today gave a major clue that Barack Obama will indeed go down with Tony Rezko, sooner rather than later. It looks as though Rezko is about to turn on Alexi Giannoulias, the 30-year old State Treasurer of Illinois (who was elected only because Obama backed him).

Here’s where all the clues are…and then we’ll walk you through the local Chicago politics on how today’s hint by the Sun Times has us convinced, for the first time ever, that prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald could indeed send Barack Obama to jail.

We need to repeat that: we never believed, until now, that Obama would go to jail for anything related to Rezko. Today, this breaking news about what Rezko is singing to the Feds about makes us reconsider all of that.

Barack Obama will serve a prison sentence in the next few years — because knowing Fitzgerald, there is no reason he would be going through all of this if that was not the targeted goal in the long term.

(1) Michael Sneed in her Sun Times column 10/10/08 h (http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/1213373,CST-NWS-sneed10good.article)ad the following tidbit:


Sneed hears rumbles political fund-raiser/fixer Tony Rezko, who is now singing sweetly to the feds from his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, has been talking about his “dealings” with a Chicago bank, which has political connections.

(2) We just spoke with someone well-connected in Chicago politics who told us that the bank Sneed is talking about has to be Broadway Bank, which is owned by the politically-connected Giannoulias family. We were told that Sneed’s column confirms rumblings people we know heard independently that Tony Rezko is giving up the Giannoulias family to Patrick Fitzgerald — Rezko and the Giannoulias family are as close and tied together as anyone in Chicago could be. If Rezko is turning on them, then Rezko is going to give up Governor Rod Blagojevich and Obama too.

We don’t want to end up in cement shoes for implying anything here, but if you live in Chicago for any length of time, you hear rumors about Broadway Bank, the Giannoulias family, and insert Tony Soprano references here. Kapeech?

(3) So, Rezko is singing about the Giannoulias family and its longtime “business dealings” in Chicago, which would interest someone like Fitzgerald and the Justice Department, who have had a long ambition to crack Soprano-style business dealings in Chicago (the city known for Al Capone hasn’t changed much, really). The next plate to drop in this will be Fitzgerald then leaning on the Giannoulias family to give up someone bigger than them, who Fitzgerald once discussed in terms of hoping “he has the morals to do the right thing”, to paraphrase. We now believe that person Fitz was talking about is Barack Obama.

(4) The Giannoulias family was involved with Obama as far back as his first state senate campaign in 1996. It has been long rumored here in Chicago that Obama obtained a sweetheart deal on his first town home here in Chicago — which he could not have afforded otherwise — and guess who the financing came from for that house? We’ve been told it was Broadway Bank, the Giannoulias bank. Now, this sets up a scenario where the Giannoulias family helps Obama with his campaign finances and gets him deeper in their pocket with his sweetheart mortgage deal (for the first home he owned that he could not afford) – all in exchange for quid pro quo to be determined later.

(5) One favor political Chicago claims Obama did for the Giannoulias family was in 2006 when, out of the blue, 29 year old Alexi Giannoulias, with no experience, and without ever having voted before, decides to run for State Treasurer of Illinois. Also out of the blue, Barack Obama endorses Alexi Giannoulias for State Treasurer. This was a SHOCK to everyone in Chicago — and Giannoulias would have never become State Treasurer without Obama’s help. In political circles here, it has always been believed that this endorsement was bought years ago with that sweetheart mortgage deal Broadway Bank arranged for Obama to buy his town house.

(6) So, the Tony Rezko sweetheart deal was not the first magic home loan Obama ever received to buy a house he could not afford.

There’s more to this that looks like it will break soon. We were STUNNED when we read Sneed’s column because we never in a million years believed Fitz would actually be able to take down Obama.

We do not believe this will come out before the election, however, but we do believe Fitzgerald will continue his prosecution to the highest level, because that is what he does. Jean Valjean got off easy, compared to what it’s like to be in the crosshairs of perhaps the greatest prosecutor this nation has had in a generation. Patrick Fitzgerald is a force of nature.

Sneed’s clue can only mean Broadway Bank…we’ve now heard this from several people in Chicago. And Broadway Bank can only mean Giannoulias. And Giannoulias leads to Obama through that town house home loan and the quid pro quo political endorsement several years later. And that home loan ties back to Rezko, in that it was the first of two shady home buys Obama made with quid pro quos attached to them.

Just thinking that last paragraph out, Obama’s defense in the Rezko business was that he never did anything for Rezko so there was no quid pro quo. What the Giannoulias and Broadway Bank stuff proves is that Obama sits in people’s pockets for a while before the favor is given. He bought that town house sometime between 1997-2000 or so, since he lived there for a few years before trading up to the Obama Mansion with Rezko’s help in 2005, after he was in the United States Senate. And it looks like the payback was not given to the Giannoulias family until 2006, with Obama’s endorsement of Alexi Giannoulias for State Treasurer.

This all stems from Sneed’s clue in today’s Sun Times. She says to stay tuned for more, so please do that.

DU would melt down if fitzmas was Obama!!

lacarnut
10-11-2008, 12:41 AM
Fat chance, he wouldn't risk losing a chance at having Obama in the White House.

Wrong. If Rezko is offered a good deal, he will turn on Obama like brown gravy on white rice. You can count on it but I think it's too late to bring up any charges.