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CHICAGO: CRIME KIND OF TOWN
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Posted on 12/19/2008 12:25:19 AM PST by hoosiermama

Edited on 02/09/2012 7:04:21 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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Follow up on Cooley from (say it ain’t so Bo):

http://209.85.173.132/search?q=cache:FLT1ZG4iXL8J:bitterqueen.typepad.com/friends_of_ours/the_mafia_other_organized_crime_news/+Rod+Blagojevich+%2B+Albania+mafia&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=13&gl=us


Following up on mob-lawyer-turned-undercover-informant Robert Cooley’s explosive allegations that Rod Blagojevich “was a bookmaker on the North Side who regularly paid the Chicago mob to operate” before going into politics, the FBI agent “who supervised Cooley’s undercover work in the late 1980’s confirms that federal officials were informed back then about Blagojevich’s alleged bookmaking and mob payoffs”:

On Thursday, former FBI official Jim Wagner confirms that . . . Cooley indeed informed the bureau about Blagojevich’s alleged bookmaking business. But Mr. Wagner says in the 1980’s, FBI agents had never heard of Blagojevich. Wagner was Cooley’s “handler” for the FBI at the time, supervising his undercover that resulted in two dozen successful prosecutions for public corruption.

For whatever it’s worth, Robert “Bobby the Boxer” Abbinanti, the convicted mob collector to whom Blagojevich allegedly paid street tax, denies Cooley’s allegations:

Mr. Abbinanti denied having been Blagojevich’s mob handler 25 years ago. Abbinanti admits having run outfit gambling rackets with Marco “The Mover” D’amico and that he was convicted with top mob gambling bosses for which he spent six years in the federal penitentiary. “I don’t know what Rod Blagojevich did or has done but I do know one thing. I never met the man. I never spoke to the man. I never had any business — personal or in any way with him and you know what, it’s just an injustice,” said Abbinanti.

Cooley previously represented Abbinanti.

Meanwhile, Chris Kelly, Blagojevich’s former campaign manager, top fundraiser and close friend, has agreed to plead guilty to tax fraud for failing to report $1.3 million in income from sports betting.


151 posted on 12/22/2008 10:25:58 AM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: STARWISE

Pong:

From
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-kass-bd-deadmeatdec21,0,2882820.column

...Obama selected outgoing Illinois U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Combine) for the post of secretary of transportation, putting LaHood in charge of Obama’s planned trillion-dollar public works bonanza being sold as a jobs bill.

...What Obama forgot to mention is that with LaHood in charge of the roads, they’ll lead to one place:

Bill Cellini.

Republican money man Cellini is not only the Chicago political connection to machine Democrats and Mayor Richard Daley’s City Hall—and a Blagojevich fundraiser—he’s also the boss of the Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association.

...


152 posted on 12/22/2008 10:47:48 AM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: STARWISE

Singing in the key of “B”:

From:
http://209.85.173.132/search?q=cache:7K5bxpXVakcJ:www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008/10/hed-tk.html+Illinois+Asphalt+Pavement+Association+%3D+Corruption&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us

A federal grand jury today indicted longtime Republican power broker William Cellini in the Operation Board Games investigation of corruption in state government.

Cellini was charged with conspiring with others to force a real estate investment firm headed by Hollywood producer Thomas Rosenberg to raise or donate substantial political contributions for Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The governor is not charged with wrongdoing.

The four-count indictment charged Cellini, 73, with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, extortion conspiracy, attempted extortion and soliciting a bribe.


153 posted on 12/22/2008 10:54:48 AM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: hoosiermama

http://www.vigilantfreedom.org/910blog/2008/06/25/another-uk-attempt-with-an-obama-angle-to-censor-us-investigators-heres-the-post/

To start out lets get on with Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) smiling his way to the nomination, if only he could shake the pesky associations with the Chicago Mob, its ties to the Democratic Machine and the relationship with one Antoin “Tony” Rezko. It is not everyday that one gets to see a Presidential candidate appear on the witness list of reputed mobster, and we might even get to hear the money exchanges between said mobster, Tony Rezko, Michelle Obama’s interest in the neighbor’s yard, and a bit of funding coming from the mobster’s friend, Nadhmi Auchi, to help pay for the deal so that Mrs. Obama could have some ‘gardening space’ which would, more or less, include a whole lot next door. A lot owned by the Rezkos. Yes, all sorts of graft, corruption and cash moving around between foreign financiers, local Syrian born mobsters and a Presidential candidate will make one wonder just what the hell is going on. All of this because the friendly financier wanted to be the ‘Donald Trump’ of Iraqi origin in Chi-town, via land deals featuring lots in upscale areas… or soon to be upscale, at least. And a few folks realized it wouldn’t look good to have a Presidential candidate of the ‘new and clean’ variety get a bit dirtied knowing these sorts of folks, so better to just forget it all, hmmm?


154 posted on 12/22/2008 11:09:47 AM PST by KellyM37
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More on Albanian mob

From Here:http://209.85.173.132/search?q=cache:dyW_qXv-6PUJ:www.publicintegrity.org/blog+Rod+Blagojevich+%2B+Albania+mafia&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=25&gl=us

While some media reports noted this provocative passage, missed in the coverage was exactly which countries the U.S. spy agencies were talking about. PaperTrail consulted organized crime experts close to the U.S. government, who were all too happy to name names. Topping the list of potential Mafia states: Moldova, that ex-Soviet cauldron of crime and corruption, and the Balkan nations of Albania and its newly-founded neighbor Kosovo, known for their ruthless drug trafficking syndicates.


155 posted on 12/22/2008 11:17:56 AM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: AmericanGirlRising

“Well, it wouldn’t make sense if Team Obama was being pressured by a crooked governor to pay something for a candidate they preferred. But it does make sense if Team Obama is the one that was applying the pressure. If it is true that Team Obama was in contact with Team Blagojevich to pressure Blagojevich to dump his own preference and defer to Team Obama’s directives the whole thing turns around.”

Makes sense to me


156 posted on 12/22/2008 11:19:17 AM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37

This SCOTUS case/ law passed by congress may be relavant:
From:
http://www.thechicagosyndicate.com/2008_06_08_archive.html

In the case decided unanimously, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that a money laundering case against a man headed to Mexico with $81,000 in cash cannot be proven merely by showing that the funds were concealed in a secret compartment of a car.

Instead, the court said that prosecutors must show that the purpose of transporting funds in a money laundering case was to conceal their ownership, source or control.

In passing the money laundering law, Congress intended to fill a gap in law enforcement by preventing the concealment and reinvestment of money derived from criminal activity.


157 posted on 12/22/2008 11:25:22 AM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: KellyM37; AmericanGirlRising; LucyT; LongIslandConservative; STARWISE

the Balkan nations of Albania and its newly-founded neighbor Kosovo, known for their ruthless drug trafficking syndicates

Hmmmm
Makes a person wonder who has the drug concession business in
Chicago...Illinois....Mid West?
Real Estate, banking, Money laundry?

Peanuts! Popcorn! COCAINE?

Now who would have previous connections to THAT business?


158 posted on 12/22/2008 11:44:18 AM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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Another reason to have ties with Albania:
Notice the second link.....

Albania - A Tax Havens country

From:
http://www.zimbio.com/Prime+Minister+Sali+Berisha/articles/5/Albania+A+Tax+Havens+country

Who got it from
www.offshorebank.com

As of January 1st, 2008, Albania implemented the 10% flat tax system, one of the lowest in Europe,” Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha told a business community meeting in late March. Corporate taxes, currently at 20%, are to be slashed in half. Social security contributions from businesses will likewise be capped at 10%. The government of Albenia will widen the taxable base and simplify tax administration, while also making Albania an easier place to invest.


159 posted on 12/22/2008 12:12:19 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: hoosiermama

OCF BM


160 posted on 12/22/2008 3:57:29 PM PST by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Jeff Head

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY AND OBAMA’S CHURCH by Jeff Head

Here:
http://www.jeffhead.com/blacklibtheology.htm

...
Wright admits that he preaches his brand of that theology which is based, in part, on the works of one James Hal Cone, the recognized pioneer in the black brand of this theology, and someone who has been the Charles Augustus Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.
...


One notable quote from Cone decribing his Black Liberation Theology is as follows:

“Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community

...

“Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.”


...

Back to article:
That is what this is...and it is the version accepted and practised by black radicals in this country and it is intent on changing this country into a socio-marxist state where wealth, opportunity, and position are not earned by individuals, but instead are handed out by the state...and in this case they simply want to be the ones in control of redistributing it all for their purposes and what they call “their” people.


161 posted on 12/22/2008 4:09:38 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: Deetes; Jeff Head

Thanks
THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - OBAMA IN HIS & HIS SUPPORTERS OWN WORDS by Jeff Head

link:
http://www.jeffhead.com/obamayourtube.htm

A number of youtube vidoes, many of them in Obama’s own words, and those of his close associates for over 20 years, and other supporters, which make clear who Obama is and what he reperesents:

...

“Please pick and choose from amongst these videos and share them with your loved ones, relatives, friends, neighbors, and others and ask them to do the same, or simply have them come to this site and view them and then pass them on “


162 posted on 12/22/2008 4:17:45 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: Jeff Head

Obama’s Upbringing (Much more at link)

From:
http://www.jeffhead.com/obamaupbringing.htm

........
Did or did not Obama recite the Islamic call to prayer from memory in an interview? Did he or did he not, in that interview refer to it as one of the most beautiful sounds at sunset? - [Reference Obama:Man of the World, March 6, 2007, Nicholas D. Kristoff, NY Times Select]
From that article:

“I was a little Jakarta street kid,” he said in a wide-ranging interview in his office (excerpts are on my blog, www.nytimes.com/ontheground). He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them.

Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

...
Now, whether or not Obama considers himself Muslim now, whether or not he is willing to admit to his past and upbringing, these questions and his efforts to hide or color the truth of his background are relavent to his actions as President.

If he will not even be truthful about his own upbringing, his own roots...how can we expect him to be truthful about his own stances on critical issues of the day and his ideology as regards the United States?


163 posted on 12/22/2008 4:43:05 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: Jeff Head

OBAMA, THE STOCK MARKETS, AND ENERGY by Jeff Head

Link:
http://www.jeffhead.com/obamamarketsoil.htm

...

OBAMA, THE STOCK MARKETS, AND ENERGY

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is an avowed socialist, openly talking about applying marxist dogma and principle to our free market.
He has stated, among other things, that he openly wants all of the following:

Redistribution of Wealth (in his 2001 NPR interview)

That he wants to bankrupt the traditional coal industry (in the closing days of the campaign).

That he wants off shore drilling and ANWR drilling curtailed (before and during the campaign).

That the rest of the world will not put up with Americans driving SUVs, keeping their houses warm, or enjoying their life styles (during the campaign).

That huge bailouts should go to the very institutions that have caused the financial crisis under democratic party initiatives (during the campaign...and before when he himself was involved in creating, supporting, and pushing forward those very initiatives).

That any talk against his socialistic plans is “greed” and that free market principles that invoke such “greed” should be ended (during the campign and throughout his career as a politician and activist).
...

MORE AT LINK


164 posted on 12/22/2008 4:50:23 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: hoosiermama
Chicago.... Who Runs it??

Senators: Barack Obama & Dick Durbin

Representative: Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Illinois Governor: Rod Blogojevich (recently arrested)

House leader: Mike Madigan

Attorney General: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)

Chicago Mayor: Richard M. Daley (son of Mayor Richard J. Daley)

The leadership in Illinois? ........all DEMOCRATS.

Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago!

Body count in the last six months: 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago versus 221 killed in Iraq

State pension fund: $44 Billion in debt, worst in the country.

Cook County (Chicago) sales tax - 10.25% highest in country.

Chicago school system: rated one of the worst in the country.

Of course, they're all blaming each other. They can't blame Republicans because there aren't any.

165 posted on 12/22/2008 4:53:12 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: Jeff Head

How the “Con” works
THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - COMMUNITY ORGANIZER TIED TO ECONOMIC CRISIS
by Jeff Head

FROM;
http://www.jeffhead.com/obama/communityorgan.htm
...

They then use the institutions (like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other lending institutions) that have either been established or mandated by their misbegotten, socialist/marxist legislation, to fund these loans, and in the process provide campaign financing for themselves, and kickbacks and bonuses and salaries for their friends who continue to push this American Nightmare until it breaks.

They then blame the very people who fought their efforts in the first place and demand “rescues” and “bailouts” at the expense of the hard working Americans of this nation, not just further pillfering the public larges but brutally raping it until it is on the verge of death, and then funnelling that very money back to the institutions that were responsible for the melt down in the first place.
...


166 posted on 12/22/2008 4:56:33 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: KellyM37
Two republican come to mind. See posts 152 & 153

...Obama selected outgoing Illinois U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Combine) for the post of secretary of transportation, putting LaHood in charge of Obama’s planned trillion-dollar public works bonanza being sold as a jobs bill.
...What Obama forgot to mention is that with LaHood in charge of the roads, they’ll lead to one place:
Bill Cellini.
----------------------------------------------

A federal grand jury today indicted longtime Republican power broker William Cellini in the Operation Board Games investigation of corruption in state government.

167 posted on 12/22/2008 5:02:00 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: DrC

In an attempt to gather all pertinant information on one thread, I’ve “stolen” your post. It’s the Chicago Way!


Valerie was Michelle’s boss back in the day. She knows where the bodies are buried.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/24/us/politics/24jarrett.html?_r=1&pagewanted=1

When you’re crossing a swamp as deep and wide as Chicago, it helps to have a navigator. Of course, a case could be made that VJ was the one who invited the Obamas into the swamp in the first place.

Whatever VJ’s role may have been, it’s clear that at this juncture, it “wouldn’t be prudent” to abandon this mentor and give her a reason to start airing her beefs on deep background with reporters like John Kass.

11 posted on Monday, December 22, 2008 5:03:52 PM by DrC


168 posted on 12/22/2008 5:31:13 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: hoosiermama

Thank you, hooseirmom. What the Democratic Party, the Obama campaign, and the MSM (with help form far too many RINOs) have perpetrated on the American people is the largest con job in the history of the free world, and recorded history.


169 posted on 12/22/2008 6:23:30 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jimmy Valentine; KellyM37; LucyT

Victoria Toensing and her husband Joseph DeGenova were two very big stars in the Justice Dept. of George H W Bush.

Is Joseph DeGenova related to Nicholas in any way?

Does Nicholas know Ayres? Obama?

The now infamous remarks of Assistant Professor Nicholas De Genova of Columbia University calling for “a million Mogadishus” are appalling enough in their own right. Even some of the leftist faculty with whom De Genova shared the stage in this anti-war teach-in, such as historian Eric Foner, have prudently distanced themselves from his comments. What his sentiments reveal about higher education in this country, where professors at Ivy League institutions come from and what they are doing when war does not offer the occasion to publicly denounce America, is far more alarming.

Now in a tenure-track position in anthropology at Columbia, De Genova studied as an undergraduate and graduate at The University of Chicago.


170 posted on 12/22/2008 8:00:41 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: STARWISE; Calpernia; LucyT; Jeff Head

Joseph DeGonova donated to Columbia University 2004

From:

http://74.6.239.67/search/cache?ei=UTF-8&p=Joseph+DeGenova+%2B+University&fr=yfp-t-501&u=www.columbia.edu/cu/ci/about/annualreport/2004report.pdf&w=joseph+degenova+university+universities&d=NqRudkfiR4Tt&icp=1&.intl=us

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Thanks to Our Donors (Gifts received for the 2004 fiscal year)

Associates $100–$249John Abber
Beryl Abrams
Frank G. Abruzzo
ABTA Enterprises LTD
Robert O. Anderson
Rebecca Austin
Akbaar Abdul Aziz
Michael Babick
Roger and Whitney Bagnall
Matthew Baker
Hilary Ballon
Jonathan Bloom
Rebecca Boston
Iain H. Bruce
James Brunelle
Ana Cabral
Card-O-Mat
Andrew Carroll
Suchetra Chattergoon
Maria Chaves
Prasad Chintapalli
Michelle Churchill
Columbia Club of New York
Hong Dai
Larry Dais
Anna Danziger
Sandra Danziger
Joseph DeGenova


171 posted on 12/22/2008 8:31:37 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: hoosiermama

Thanks for all the work on this thread.


172 posted on 12/22/2008 9:36:48 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: little jeremiah; KellyM37; Calpernia; LucyT; Jeff Head

The Joseph (86) listed as an alumni and a contributor to Columbia is not Joseph (40)married to Victoria. Or Nicholas, the professor at Columbia.


Relative to CHicago:
(wonder if he knows Rahm E or BO?)

Here is a review of Nicholas DeGenova’s book related to hispanics in Chicago:

From:http://209.85.173.132/search?q=cache:QknOgit9FloJ:www.dukeupress.edu/books.php3%3Fisbn%3D8223-3615-4+Chicago+%2B+Nicholas+DeGenova&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4&gl=us

Working the Boundaries: Race, Space, and “Illegality” in Mexican Chicago
by:
Nicholas De Genova

Price $84.95


While Chicago has the second-largest Mexican population among U.S. cities, relatively little ethnographic attention has focused on its Mexican community. This much-needed ethnography of Mexicans living and working in Chicago examines processes of racialization, labor subordination, and class formation; the politics of nativism; and the structures of citizenship and immigration law. Nicholas De Genova develops a theory of “Mexican Chicago” as a transnational social and geographic space that joins Chicago to innumerable communities throughout Mexico. “Mexican Chicago” is a powerful analytical tool, a challenge to the way that social scientists have thought about immigration and pluralism in the United States, and the basis for a wide-ranging critique of U.S. notions of race, national identity, and citizenship.

De Genova worked for two and a half years as a teacher of English in ten industrial workplaces (primarily metal-fabricating factories) throughout Chicago and its suburbs. In Working the Boundaries he draws on fieldwork conducted in these factories, in community centers, and in the homes and neighborhoods of Mexican migrants. He describes how the meaning of “Mexican” is refigured and racialized in relation to a U.S. social order dominated by a black-white binary. Delving into immigration law, he contends that immigration policies have worked over time to produce Mexicans as the U.S. nation-state’s iconic “illegal aliens.” He explains how the constant threat of deportation is used to keep Mexican workers in line. Working the Boundaries is a major contribution to theories of race and transnationalism and a scathing indictment of U.S. labor and citizenship policies.


173 posted on 12/22/2008 10:56:00 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: hoosiermama

“In an attempt to gather all pertinant information on one thread, I’ve “stolen” your post. It’s the Chicago Way!”

No problem. For stuff like this, it would be better to have a wiki that is constantly updated so that everything’s organized all in one place instead of trying to keep up with all the juicy bits and pieces scattered across many threads. So your labors to make sense of all this are well appreciated.


174 posted on 12/23/2008 9:56:07 AM PST by DrC
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To: DrC

TO: PRESIDENT ELECT (OBAMA)
FROM: GREG CRAIG
DATE: DECEMBER 23,2008

REPORT: TRANSITION TEAM STAFF MEMBERS CONTACTS WITH GOVENOR (AND STALL)

From:
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/1223081obama4.html


175 posted on 12/23/2008 5:44:43 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: FARS

Information on the impeachment movement for Senator Obama.

Petition is link to location. Copy on following post.

From
http://obamaimpeachment.org/

Why investigate Senator Obama?
Barack Obama was in the Illinois Senate for 8 years and was
elected to the US Senate from Illinois in 2004. Senator Obama
has been rushed to the forefront of the Democrat Party
without being vetted for his integrity and credentials to
be the Democrat Party’s candidate for president. Little was
known about the senator from Illinois until the past year.
However, the investigations of the Federal Government,
indictments by Patrick Fitzgerald, testimony during the
Tony Rezko trial and research by those without ties to
the Democrat Party, have unearthed volumes of incriminating
evidence about Senator Obama that are of grave concern. The
grass roots effort behind this website and petition has
evolved out of the concern of millions of caring citizens.
So, what can you as an average caring citizen do:
............


176 posted on 12/23/2008 9:49:25 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: FARS; BonRad; Calpernia

A PETITION
for
The Impeachment of Senator Barack Obama
TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

Whereas: Senator Barack Obama is an admitted illegal drug user and
is believed to have used illegal drugs as recently as November 1999
or more recently. Mr. Obama has maintained contact with other
admitted illegal drug users.

Whereas: Senator Barack Obama has maintained regular contact
with known criminals such as Antoin (Tony) Rezko and other
criminal elements in Chicago and Illinois. Mr. Obama has
conducted business with these criminals and received campaign
donations from them. Mr. Obama was compelled to return an estimated $250,000 in
donations related to Tony Rezko.

Whereas: Senator Barack Obama has consistently lied about his
contact with convicted criminal Tony Rezko. The Tony Rezko
corruption trial revealed that FBI mole John Thomas helped investigators
“build a record of repeat visits to the old offices of Rezko and former
business partner Daniel Mahru’s Rezmar Corp., at 853 N. Elston, by
Blagojevich and Obama during 2004 and 2005,” according to the February
10, 2008 Chicago Sun-Times.

Whereas: Senator Barack Obama has engaged in unscrupulous business
practices, in particular with Mr. Robert Blackwell. Mr. Obama
received an $ 8,000 per month “legal retainer” from Mr. Blackwell
for a total of $112,000 and reported the income through his law firm
in a manner not unlike money laundering. Obama, along with Obama
campaign manager Dan Shomon, procured $ 320,000 in state grants
for Blackwell’s company Killerspin. Blackwell companies contributed
over $ 32,000 to the Obama campaign in 2007.

Whereas: Senator Barack Obama used the office of IL Senator to
facilitate the vote rigging in Chicago as chairman of the Illinois Senate
Health and Human Services Committee. Mr. Obama pushed legislation in Senate Bill
1332 to reduce the number of members of the Health Facilities Planning Board
from 15 to 9. Mr. Obama did conspire with Stuart Levine, Tony Rezko and
Rod Blogojevich to rig the committee and was rewarded with campaign
contributions. The new members appointed included 3 doctors who contributed to
Mr. Obama. On April 21, 2004, Stuart Levine explicitly advised Dr. Robert Weinstein,
who is now indicted, of Tony Rezko’s role in manipulating the Planning Board’s vote.

Whereas: Senator Barack Obama has engaged in lies and deception
about his past. Mr. Obama lied about his contact level with
convicted criminal Tony Rezko, the amounts and sources of
campaign contributions and encounters with the law. A complaint
has been filed with the Bar Association of Illinois alleging
that Mr. Obama did not answer truthfully all questions on the
application to the bar.

Whereas: Senator Barack Obama has invoked the FOIA in Illinois
when it was politically expedient and ignored or violated the
FOIA at other times. In the Illinois Senate proceedings of
Mr. Obama, in Senate Bill 1416, pleads the importance of businesses
bidding on state contracts having improved access to FOIA data. When
later questioned about his records during his term in the IL
Senate, Mr. Obama gave evasive answers or refused to supply records.

Whereas: The First Amendment provides a right for the people “to
petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Precedents
exist for impeachment and expulsion of a US Senator. Senator William
Blount was impeached by the House on July 7, 1797 and expelled by
the Senate the next day.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the People, Undersigned,
being citizens of the United States and residents in the Cities and States so
indicated, HEREBY Demand that the Congress of the United States begin
immediate impeachment and/or expulsion proceedings against Senator
Barack Obama.

Addendum: Petition to Impeach Senator Obama

We were urged to add the following information about Senator Obama.
This comes under the topic of lies and deception but also falls under more
serious charges of abuse of power and possible violation of the Logan Act.
Those signing the petition prior to this addendum will be identified.

August 4, 2008

Whereas: As a US Senator, Barack Obama violated the stated intention of
his 2006 Official Government Visa to Africa by publicly propagandizing
for his cousin, Railla Odinga against the US democratic ally of Kenya.
Whereas the stated “mission” of Senator Obama’s Official Visa, according
to the Kenya Office of Public Communications, was to “nurture relations
between the Continent and the United States” he, instead, made public
protest before Kenya citizens to rally against their leadership,
invoking a need for “Change!” and accusing this US allied nation of
“corruption.” In Official Protest of Mr. Obama’s passport abuse and
misconduct, Kenya’s government cited his “extremely disturbing
statements on issues which it is clear, he was very poorly informed, and
on which he chose to lecture the Government and the people of Kenya on
how to manage our country.” Whereas, furthermore, there is no public
record of any sanctions or reprimand by the US Congress of Senator
Obama’s passport violation or campaigning on foreign soil against a US
ally, history has since recorded the broadspread destruction of Kenya’s
economy and large scale loss of life as a result of the violence
instigated by Odinga’s ODM campaign there.


177 posted on 12/23/2008 9:52:08 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: hoosiermama

I don’t understand the technicalities; but Orly Taitz said you can’t impeach someone who illegally holds office. And if it is true, from the material we all have seen...it seems to be, that Obama is an illegal alien, then his positions as Senator and hopefully not soon to be President are illegally held. Therefore, you can’t impeach him. Orly said he has to be removed.


178 posted on 12/24/2008 6:34:00 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: hoosiermama
I would love for you to add in to that the paperwork that Timesonline UK has connecting Obama to Fintrade Services, owned by Nadhmi Auchi's wife.



Nadhmi Auchi and Saddam Hussein

179 posted on 12/24/2008 6:45:18 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: hoosiermama

It is difficult to forget the memorable quotes from the recordings obtained by the DOJ. Cook County judge: “Show me the f*****ing money and I’ll show you f*****ing justice!”


180 posted on 12/24/2008 7:02:02 AM PST by AmericanVictory
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To: Calpernia

This one?

Obama bagman is sent to jail after failing to declare $3.5m payment by British tycoon

FROM:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article3284825.ece

An undeclared $3.5 million (£1.8 million) payment from a Iraqi-British businessman has landed Barack Obama’s former fundraiser behind bars.

The payment, disclosed in court papers, is the first time that Mr Obama’s long-serving bagman Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a Syrian immigrant to the United States, has been linked to Nadhmi Auchi, the Iraqi-born billionaire who is one of Britain’s richest men.

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181 posted on 12/24/2008 7:15:39 AM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: Calpernia

Or this one?
Mansion ‘mistake’ piles the pressure on Barack Obama

From:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article3433485.ece?print=yes&randnum=1204049914796

A British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions of dollars to Barack Obama’s fundraiser just weeks before an imprudent land deal that has returned to haunt the presidential contender, an investigation by The Times discloses.

The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi, one of Britain’s wealthiest men, helped Mr Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago.

A company related to Mr Auchi, who has a conviction for corruption in France, registered the loan to Mr Obama’s bagman Antoin “Tony” Rezko on May 23 2005. Mr Auchi says the loan, through the Panamanian company Fintrade Services SA, was for $3.5 million.
...........


182 posted on 12/24/2008 7:18:37 AM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: AmericanVictory

FYI: Was it this judge?

AROUND THE NATION; Trial Opens for Judge Indicted in Illinois CHICAGO, May 29 (AP) - A jury was empaneled today in the trial of the first of four judges indicted in a three-and-half-year Federal investigation of the Cook County court system.

FROM Here:
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06E5D8143BF933A05756C0A962948260

Published: May 30, 1984
Judge John M. Murphy, accused of accepting $3,000 in bribes to fix cases, has been charged with mail fraud, extortion and conspiracy to participate in racketeering activities in a scheme involving lawyers, a police officer and an unidentified judge

Judge Murphy, 68 years old, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment. He was suspended with pay last December by the circuit’s chief judge, Harry Comerford, when the first round of Greylord indictments was announced.

Additional charges were filed against Judge Murphy in a second set of indictments in March.

Seventeen people, including four former or incumbent judges, have been indicted in the investigation.


183 posted on 12/24/2008 7:27:57 AM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: hoosiermama

How about forming a Chicago Corruption ping list?


184 posted on 12/24/2008 10:30:52 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Tainan
There is a Chicago Police blog (not an 'Official' blog) that is a real doozy.

Please post the URL. I would love to see that and share it with friends.
185 posted on 12/24/2008 10:47:06 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Calpernia; LucyT

YOUNG MURDER + OBAMA

Lot’s of questions across the blagashere....Larry S’s book comin out soon.

FROM: http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/obama-campaign-smears-attacks-larry-sinclair-blog-citizen-wells-blog-obama-campaign-like-hitler-brownshirts/

Larry Sinclair recently provided information about the murder of Donald Young, the gay choir master at TUCC, and produced the death certificate. Donald Young’s death certificate was obtained legally. Sinclair stated that Jeremiah Wright announced Donald Young’s death before the knowledge became public. It is believed by many that Wright had knowledge of Donald Young’s death and that he may have been involved it it. This obviously is of great concern to the Obama camp because they are aggresively trying to shut down larry Sinclair’s blog and they are threatening me as well.


From:
http://209.85.173.132/search?q=cache:0jvp_goVuy0J:larrysinclair-0926.blogspot.com/2008/12/we-must-remember-those-who-died-so.html+Obama+might+be+indicted+on+Donald+Young+Murder&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=5&gl=us

We as a nation need to rise to the call of demanding an independent prosecutor and investigator be appointed outside the control and authority of the Chicago Police and City of Chicago to investigate this murder as it should have been investigated for the last year.


FROM:
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/2008-presidential-election/TE4JBD3LIBBQST988

Comments on original story:
Tonygarlicnose wrote:
All 3 had sex with Sen. Obama might talk against Obama.
Donald Young signed an affidavit with police and told them he was scared Obama wanted to kill him.
that he had sex with Obama numerous times in Church offices filmed by Rev Wright.
No wonder Rev. Wright holds cards over Obama!
Reply: How do you know this? Do you have a source in the Chicago POlice Department?


From:
http://www.audacityofhypocrisy.com/wp-content...

Young was a forty seven year old choir director and deacon at Trinity United Church of Christ, on 400 W. 95th St, the very church made famous by the candidacy of Barrack Obama. Donald Young was also openly gay. He was also a personal friend of Barrack Obama’s. A roommate found Donald Young unresponsive in his home at 7:30 AM on December 23, 2007. He had been shot multiple times. Christmas presents and jewelry were missing from his home. Interim Police Superintendent Dana Starks said that so far, there is no evidence linking the two crimes. NBC Video.That hasn’t stopped any one from speculating however. Even though the two incidents were reported seperately, they have both become fodder for the Anti-Barrack Obama crowd online.

COmment #6
Jul 15, 2008
Tonygarlicnose wrote:
All 3 had sex with Sen. Obama might talk against Obama.
Donald Young signed an affidavit with police and told them he was scared Obama wanted to kill him.
that he had sex with Obama numerous times in Church offices filmed by Rev Wright.
No wonder Rev. Wright holds cards over Obama!
Reply: How do you know this? Do you have a source in the Chicago POlice Department?


186 posted on 12/24/2008 10:51:10 AM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: hoosiermama

Here are some of EKI’s clients:

Commercial

Abbott Laboratories
Anexsys
Apogee Marketing
Bank One
Chicago Board of Trade
Corn Products
Deluxe Corporation
Earl L. Neal
FMC Corporation
Focal Communications
Hollister
LKQ
Morton’s of Chicago
Motorola
People’s Energy Home Services
Putman Media
Vibes Media
Wrigley

Government & Non-Profit

City of Chicago - Alderman Carothers
City of Chicago - Board of Ethics
City of Chicago - Department of Children and Youth Services
City of Chicago - Department of Environment
City of Chicago - Department of Innovation and Technology
City of Chicago - Department of Public Health
City of Chicago - Office of Emergency Management and Communications
Chicago Transit Authority
Cook County
Illinois Regional Transportation Authority
Museum of Science & Industry
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
Southern Illinois University
State of Illinois - Bureau of Tourism
State of Illinois - Department of Central Management Services
State of Illinois - Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
State of Illinois - Department of Human Services
State of Illinois - Department of Public Health
State of Illinois - Department of Revenue
State of Illinois - Department of Transportation
YMCA of Chicago
Youth Guidance


187 posted on 12/24/2008 1:23:31 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
Second City Cop

post #20
188 posted on 12/24/2008 3:11:41 PM PST by Tainan (Yeah, its confusing. But what else is there to do?...Merry Christmas!)
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To: Army Air Corps

Are any of these people related to CHicago or Obama? COuntry wide seems to stickin mymind for some reason.

FROM:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/25/business/25sandler.html?_r=1
SAN FRANCISCO — Herbert Sandler, the founder of the Center for Responsible Lending,......

...Last month, the United States attorney’s office in San Francisco announced dual inquiries into whether World Savings engaged in predatory lending practices or misled investors about its financial well-being. And the bank has been sued by numerous borrowers who claim they were misled into taking out mortgages they could not afford. .....

LONG article with much information abour Wachovia purchase and problems that have arisen....Several names....to cross check.


189 posted on 12/24/2008 8:05:31 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: hoosiermama

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/

Links to this blog are also posted at #s 20,46, 87, 114, 116, 185 and 188.


190 posted on 12/25/2008 4:44:10 AM PST by Tainan (Yeah, its confusing. But what else is there to do?...Merry Christmas!)
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To: hoosiermama
"According to New York Times reporter Matt Bai, the Sandlers, along with Democratic donors George Soros and Peter Lewis established America Votes "to coordinate various get-out-the-vote drives during the 2004 election". The Sandlers also sent their son-in-law Steven Phillips as their representative to the October 2005 meeting of the Democracy Alliance at the Chateau Elan near Atlanta Georgia."

The Sandler's have also made donations to (drum roll, please)...ACORN.

Here are their other pet organisations to which they have donated cashola:

Moveon.org ProPublica America Votes Center for American Progress Human Rights Watch Oceana

There is also some interesting info from the 30 June 2008 edition of Businessweek. The Sandlers are credited with the invention of the "Pick-A-Pay" mortgage that allowed borrowers to pay less than the interest due on their loan each month -- which increased the total amount owed by the borrower. Analysts place the blame on the near failure of Wachovia in the fall of 2008 on the "Pick-A-Pay" mortgage portfolio Wachovia acquired from the Sandler's Golden West Financial (Golden West operated bank branches under the name World Savings Bank).
191 posted on 12/25/2008 6:42:36 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Let me fix this. Here is the list of the Sanders’ pet groups:

Moveon.org
ProPublica
America Votes
Center for American Progress
Human Rights Watch
Oceana


192 posted on 12/25/2008 6:43:54 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: hoosiermama
There is more on the Sandlers. The Sandlers sold their firm at the top of the market, saying that they were growing older and wanted to devote themselves to philanthropy. A year earlier, in 2005, World Savings lending had started to slow, after more than quadrupling since 1998. Some current and former Wachovia officials say that the merger was agreed to in days and that it was impossible to conduct a thorough vetting of World Savings’ loans. They noted that the creditworthiness of World Savings borrowers edged down from 2004 to 2006, while Pick-A-Pay borrowers had credit scores well below the industry average for traditional loans. There is more in the 24 December 2008 New York Times.
193 posted on 12/25/2008 6:49:02 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: hoosiermama

From the opening paragraphs of the 24 December 2008 edition of the New York Times:

“SAN FRANCISCO — Herbert Sandler, the founder of the Center for Responsible Lending, is standing in his bayfront office watching a DVD that trains brokers to pitch mortgages by extolling the glories of the real estate boom.

The video reeks of hucksterism, and it infuriates Mr. Sandler.

‘I would not have approved that!’ he declares. ‘I don’t think we should be selling our loans based on home prices continuing to go up.’

But the DVD was produced in 2005 by a mortgage lender that Mr. Sandler and his wife, Marion, ran at the time: World Savings Bank. And the video was a small part of a broad and aggressive effort by their company to market risky loans at the height of the housing bubble.”


194 posted on 12/25/2008 6:52:02 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: hoosiermama

More from yesterday’s New York Times:

“Once invited by Congress to testify about good lending practices, the Sandlers were recently parodied on ‘Saturday Night Live’ as greedy bankers who handily sold their bank — and pocketed $2.3 billion in shares and cash — in 2006 before many of their loans began to sour.

Last month, the United States attorney’s office in San Francisco announced dual inquiries into whether World Savings engaged in predatory lending practices or misled investors about its financial well-being. And the bank has been sued by numerous borrowers who claim they were misled into taking out mortgages they could not afford.

At the center of the controversy is an exotic but popular mortgage the Sandlers pioneered that helped generate billions of dollars of revenue at their bank.”


195 posted on 12/25/2008 6:54:37 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: hoosiermama

Most analysts now agree that the acquisition of Golden West spelled the end for Wachovia.


196 posted on 12/25/2008 6:56:48 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: hoosiermama
Here is a dandy chart from Muckety.org


197 posted on 12/25/2008 7:02:22 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps; LucyT; Calpernia; STARWISE

Rezko attorney ‘owns’ Obama mansion
Lawyer at firm where Democrat worked receives tax bill

By Jerome R. Corsi
————————————————————————————Posted: December 25, 2008

FROM:
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=84101

..............................

An attorney for convicted fundraiser Tony Rezko is listed as the owner and taxpayer for Barack Obama’s Chicago mansion, according to records obtained by WND.

William Miceli is a lawyer at the Chicago law firm Miner, Barnhill & Galland, which also formerly employed Obama.

The controversy began when a website called News and Commentary for Thinking People published a 48-page document that lists Miceli as the owner of the Obama home at 5046 S. Greenwood.

................

The law firm changed its name when senior partner Allison Davis left to join Rezko in his schemes to take out loans on low-income housing projects. Several of the transactions remain under investigation, because the millions of dollars Rezko borrowed against the properties to make redevelopments are gone, while many of the properties remain boarded up and uninhabitable.

................
Records at the Cook County Recorder of Deeds list Rita Rezko as the holder of the warranty deed for the vacant lot at 5050 S. Greenwood adjoining the Obama mansion, under the PIN number 20-11-115-036-0000.

WND was able to locate warranty information at the Cook County Recorder of Deeds , which Herman at the County Assessor’s office told WND was the “old PIN number” assigned to the Obama home at 5046 S. Greenwood Avenue, before the home was sold to Obama.

Neither spokesman could explain to WND the discrepancy in PIN numbers, nor why the Cook County Recorder of Deeds has no information filed under the new PIN number assigned to the property after the Obama purchase.


198 posted on 12/26/2008 6:44:59 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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Rezmar deals involving Davis Miner law firm

From:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/353777,CST-NWS-rezside23.article

....
Seven buildings on East 62nd Street in Woodlawn. Rezmar and WPIC closed on this deal in 1996. Rezmar gave up its financial interest in the property and stopped managing the buildings a year ago, amid financial problems and code violations.

• Two buildings, 4001 S. Ellis and 811 E. 46th St. Rezmar and WPIC’s sister agency, the Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization, closed on the deal in 1997, while Obama was a state senator. Rezmar stopped managing the buildings about a year ago, with many of the apartments in need of repair.

• Two buildings — 5630 S. Michigan and 6446 S. Kenwood. Rezmar and the Fund closed on this deal in 1998. The city approved a $3.8 million loan for this project while Rezmar was facing foreclosure on another building funded by the city. Rezmar gave up management of the buildings about a year ago.

That was Rezmar’s last low-income housing deal before the company shifted to building condos and town houses in the South Loop and other booming neighborhoods.

Among the investors in that last Rezmar deal was Davis Miner name partner Allison Davis, who had left his law firm to become a developer of low-income housing. Besides leaving his law firm, Davis also resigned from the board of directors that ran the Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization.

Davis’ development company, American Housing Partners, was to invest $250,000 in Rezmar’s last low-income housing deal, state records show. But state officials say that, in the end, American Housing didn’t participate in the deal.

Tim Novak


199 posted on 12/26/2008 9:01:44 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: LucyT; STARWISE

Is CHi Crime spreading across the nation all ready?

Federal grand jury ...Obama associate, Bill Richardson

From:
http://www.rlcil.org/2008/12/27/federal-grand-jury-probes-another-obama-associate-bill-richardson/


Barack Hussein Obama’s team is refusing to answer questions from reporters who want to know whether the president-elect knew that Bill Richardson, the Democratic governor of New Mexico, was being investigated by a federal grand jury on corruption charges, before he was chosen as the next Secretary of Commerce. ...

...Apparently, Richardson gave the sales contract to campaign contributor David Rubin, who gave Richardson $200,000 in campaign cash. In exchange, apparently, according to the news reports, Richardson gave Rubin $1.5 million in bond sales fees. Rubin’s company, CDR Financial Products, is based in Beverly Hills.

Rubin is also said to have paid for Richardson’s expenses when he traveled to the Democratic National Convention. “Richardson has ignored reporters’ questions on the federal investigation, while a spokesman says he’s confident the relationship was entirely appropriate and the governor expects state employees to cooperate fully with federal investigators. ...


200 posted on 12/27/2008 5:36:30 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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