Skip to comments.FBI agent says Rezko raised $1.4 million for Blago (Illinois RAT Governor Rod Blagojevich)
Posted on 03/09/2008 4:19:31 PM PDT by Libloather
FBI agent says Rezko raised $1.4 million for Blago
Posted: Friday, March 07, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
CHICAGO (AP) -- An FBI agent testified Thursday that investigators have identified more than $1.4 million raised by political fundraiser Tony Rezko for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich from 2000 to December 2004.
Charles Willenborg was one of the first witnesses in Rezko's political fraud trial.
A chart compiled by the FBI using the Blagojevich campaign's own records showed that Rezko had raised thousands of dollars from contractors, insurance people, lobbyists and individuals who later got seats on state boards that were involved in an alleged shakedown scheme.
Another witness, attorney Susan Lichtenstein, served as Blagojevich's general counsel in his first year in office.
She testified that Rezko sat in on her job interview and was a regular presence at the governor's strategy sessions with his closest advisers.
Obama better come clean, or be clean, or appear clean. Whatever Biden said...
Well they put the last Illinois Governor in jail for less.
Time for the Republicans to start talking about the “culture of corruption”.
I’d love to see Rod Blag in jail.
Rod? Sounds like a real tool.
Chicago politicans, corrupt? Say it ain’t so, Joe.
Just to let you know, you’ve reminded me to go plagarize something.
YIKES!!!!!! That is WAAAY worse than anything with Obama, so far! Why isn't Blago in deep doo doo???
AMEN!!! Never happen.
Unless I get royalties, DO NOT use my name...
Does anyone here have access to any real estate data base that could confirm or not, this comment that I saw posted today at another website?
I will not provide the link in order to protect this person's privacy.
I am a long time employee of the Cook County Assessor and would like to come clean about personal knowledge relating to an inconsistency in Sen. Obama's property taxes.
Mr. Barack Obama and his wife purchased a house in Hyde Park during the month of June 2005. The total purchase price was $1,650,000. Title was put into a unnamed land trust. I will not publish a pin or address because of obvious security concerns for the Obama family.
The house was reassessed during summer of 2006. All of the surrounding houses were increased by an average of 28%. The Obama residence increased 6%. What is more troubling is that we always attempt to assess houses at about 68% of actual sale prices. The Obama residence is assessed at 90,882 with a market value of 568,012. That is just about one third of the selling price from 2005. When I questioned this assessment, I was transferred to another project in the office. The Obama assessment was then completed by the same person who did the workup for Governor Blagojevich's house, which also was assessed at a lower percentage of surrounding properties and rose at a fraction of the rate of surrouding properties. According to standards set up within the office, the assessment should have been 179,520 and the tax bill should have been almost double in this one assessment cycle alone.
These types of things occur almost weekly. Such is the way of Cook County and Chicago. They probably happen every day but I don't see it because they have me answering the telephone now.
There fixed that. Of course, this will probably be the only place you will see that.
Is it any wonder that we Conservatives hold the RNC and all other high-level Republicans in such contempt?
They just don't know how to fight. They are all p-whipped and afraid of their own shadows.
Can anyone doubt that if this was an R, we would be hearing from the screamer (Dean) Pelosi, Reid, et al, carrying on about the "culture of corruption."
As for the Republicans? Crickets chirping!!
Check out post #10.
Yep... It looks like Blago is going to be joining his buddy RINO George Ryan @ Club Feb very soon.