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The Bonehead Deal Returns (Whistle Blower Lawsuit on Obama/Rezko Home Purchase)
New Yor Daily News ^ | 101808 | - Michael McAuliff
Posted on Sunday, October 19, 2008 8:24:57 AM by Fred
PDF Doc of Lawsuit Filing by Kenneth J. Conner
121 posted on 12/19/2008 5:35:42 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
Here’s the one I was looking for:
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/chi-govamrish070314,0,5099502,full.story - 57k -
Uncle Amrish’ helped raise $500,000 for Blagojevich
By John Chase and David Kidwell, Tribune staff reporters
March 14, 2007
A Chicago banker whose wife is accused of bilking millions from a no-bid state contract has helped raise more than a half million dollars for Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s campaigns since 2001.
Amrish Mahajan was a driving force behind his wife’s drug-screening company, now facing questions about how it kept its long-standing state contract despite troubles with taxes, licensing and years of alleged fraud.A review of records and dozens of interviews reveal the company was built on Mahajan’s deep Chicago political connections and its government business grew along with his reputation as a power broker in the city’s Indian community.
He has been neither charged nor implicated in the fraud case.
Mahajan, 60, the president of Mutual Bank, is courted by city and state politicians as a man who can deliver support and money.
He is referred to as “Uncle Amrish” by the businessmen who line the predominantly Indian corridor along Devon Avenue, by his bank customers, and even by one of the governor’s children.
Mahajan’s ties to Blagojevich run deep—including hiring the Democratic governor’s wife last year as a real estate agent on $5.7 million in private land deals.