Skip to comments.Biden has deep ties to Rezko accomplice
Posted on 08/26/2008 8:14:05 AM PDT by george76
JOSEPH CARI : 30-year friend of VP pick guilty in kickback scheme .
No matter what help Barack Obama might get from Sen. Joseph Biden, his newly named vice presidential running mate won't give Obama much cover on the Tony Rezko front.
Biden has described himself as a 30-year friend of a key figure in the Rezko trial who's pleaded guilty to a federal extortion charge in Chicago and is awaiting sentencing.
When the Delaware senator began contemplating his own 2008 presidential run, he initially was helped by Chicago lawyer Joseph Cari Jr., who also served as Biden's Midwest field director in his failed 1988 bid for president.
In 2005, Cari admitted to taking part in an $850,000 kickback scheme ...
On the day Cari's name first surfaced in the federal probe of the state Teachers Retirement System, the former finance chairman for the Democratic National Committee and for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee was to have hosted a Biden fund-raiser in Chicago.
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abortion joe will turn out to be the worst VP pick since Tom Eagleton.
Looks like Caroline Kennedy didn’t do her job very well..........
But those lowlifes represent CHANGE..... in their own pockets.
I saw Ted Kennedy last today but, only a brief moment on Fox and it was a rerun of last night. I would not waste my time to stay up and listen to his views.
He looked like his future is nearing an end.
As much as I dislike him I will say a prayer for him.
I remember the day Mary Jo died. I also remember his dad buying the law off to save a coward.