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Obama's Connection to Corruption
Judicial Watch ^ | June 6, '08 | Tom Fitton

Posted on 06/06/2008 5:54:49 PM PDT by T.L.Sink

*In echoes of Whitewater, Obama was involved in a questionable real estate deal with Antoin "Tony" Rezko,a political fundraiser who was just convicted on fraud and money laundering charges. Obama approached Rezko with the idea to simultaneously purchase adjoining lots in Southside Chicago. Rezko obliged. Obama obtained his lot for a reduced price. Rezko later sold a portion of his property to Obama (at a highly inflated price). All this took place while Rezko was the subject of criminal investigations.* Obama was indirectly referenced in court documents involving Obama's "bagman," Tony Rezko and his suspicious relationship with corrupt Iraqi businessman Nadhmi Auchi. Rezko, a key fundraiser for Obama, allegedly received a $3.5 million payout from Auchi's company.* Obama was subsequently forced to give to charity $150,000 in Rezko-tainted donations. * According to the N.Y. Times, "Less than two months after ascending to the U.S. Senate, Obama bought more than $50,000 worth of stock in two speculative companies which had some of his biggest political donors as major investors. One of the companies was starting to develope a drug to treat avian flu. Two weeks after buying $5,000 of its shares, Obama took the lead in a legislative push for more federal spending to battle the disease."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2008; blueturban; bo; corruptdems; democrat; democrats; fundraising; judicialwatch; obama; rezko
Fitton makes further observations: "Obama either never kept or he destroyed documents from his days as State Senator, leaving no paper trail of his work there. When questioned about it by the press, Obama couldn't get his story straight. A Judicial Watch investigation continues. Eric Holder, a former top Clinton Justice Department official, was just named to Obama's vice-presidential search team. Holder has quite the record, to put it charitably, and it includes pushing along the corrupt Marc Rich pardon in the final days of the Clinton administration. Also on the search committee is Jim Johnson, who is associated with the Fannie Mae accounting scandal (a scandal that makes Enron seem like tiddlywinks.) To get a feel for how the liberal MSM will treat questions about Obama's ethical judgment, note the lack of interest in the conviction of Obama's political godfather and real estate partner, Rezko." In normal circumstances any person with such a background would be disqualified for city council.
1 posted on 06/06/2008 5:54:49 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: T.L.Sink

Ahh... is he connected to Keating?


2 posted on 06/06/2008 6:06:56 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: Ingtar

In echoes of Whitewater, Obama was involved in a questionable real estate deal with Antoin “Tony” Rezko,a political fundraiser who was just convicted on fraud and money laundering charges. Obama approached Rezko with the idea to simultaneously purchase adjoining lots in Southside Chicago. Rezko obliged. Obama obtained his lot for a reduced price. Rezko later sold a portion of his property to Obama (at a highly inflated price). All this took place while Rezko was the subject of criminal investigations.

Obama was indirectly referenced in court documents involving Obama’s “bagman,” Tony Rezko and his suspicious relationship with corrupt Iraqi businessman Nadhmi Auchi. Rezko, a key fundraiser for Obama, allegedly received a $3.5 million payout from Auchi’s company.

Obama was subsequently forced to give to charity $150,000 in Rezko-tainted donations.

According to the N.Y. Times, “Less than two months after ascending to the U.S. Senate, Obama bought more than $50,000 worth of stock in two speculative companies which had some of his biggest political donors as major investors. One of the companies was starting to develope a drug to treat avian flu. Two weeks after buying $5,000 of its shares, Obama took the lead in a legislative push for more federal spending to battle the disease.”


3 posted on 06/06/2008 6:08:29 PM PDT by i_dont_chat (The elephant has fallen and it can't get up.)
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To: i_dont_chat

Yes, but all we will hear about between now and the election is McCain - Keating - party of corruption - in the pocket of big business - lobbyists... It doesn’t matter how “stinky” Obama is.


4 posted on 06/06/2008 6:22:50 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: i_dont_chat

Judge: Levine can be questioned on drug use

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/rezko/801528,rezko021908.stng

Stuart Levine, the government’s star witness against indicted political fundraiser Tony Rezko, had a serious drug problem, which included using marijuana, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, Special K and Ecstasy


5 posted on 06/06/2008 6:28:21 PM PDT by Son House ( BMT ==> Babies, Military, Taxes: Just Say No To Democrats!)
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Who is Stuart Levine? Obama’s Friend too?

http://cbs2chicago.com/politics/stuart.levine.drugs.2.663189.html

......Stuart Levine led a secret life of illicit drugs and all-night sex parties, and may have a faulty memory.

.....Levine, a millionaire businessman and attorney

****end

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Obama, a Politician and attorney, both in Illinois, surely they knew each other, they both know Rezko from Illinois politics.


6 posted on 06/06/2008 6:34:30 PM PDT by Son House ( BMT ==> Babies, Military, Taxes: Just Say No To Democrats!)
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