Skip to comments.Uncomfortable spotlight shone on Patti Blagojevich
Posted on 12/17/2008 6:32:48 AM PST by COUNTrecount
Her real estate deals are under federal scrutiny, and her rants, now infamous, stand out on descriptions of recordings taken from Blagojevich family home
Even before her voice was heard on covert recordings made by federal investigators, First Lady Patricia Blagojevich was neck-deep in the federal probe of her husband and his administration.
Once a residential real estate broker on the North Side, Patricia Blagojevich left that career this year amid scrutiny from the Tribune and federal agents who have for a year been examining whether clients hired her to win favor from her husband's administration.
But her decision to change careers didn't seem to slow the investigation, which sped up in recent weeks after federal agents tapped the Blagojevich's phones and caught the first lady joining her husband on calls in which he talked about how his authority to pick President-elect Barack Obama's replacement in the U.S. Senate could be leveraged to help find her a seat on paid corporate boards.
Before that, though, federal agentsfollowing years of news coveragewere probing hundreds of thousands of dollars in commissions Patricia Blagojevich earned in previous years as a real estate broker for political supporters, fundraisers and state contractors.
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I’m glad these vermin are being exposed, but there is no joy in this for me. The reason is, I suspect that unethical even criminal activity is the norm for these people, the politicians. I don’t think it’s concentrated to D’s or R’s.
I know corruption has been around as long as man has walked the planet. It just seems as we hurtle toward third world status, the corruption is correspondingly increasing.
Hey, whatz the beeg deal. Patti is just trying to make a career off her husband’s name and position. And where did she learn that technique ... maybe from Hillary Klingtong?
What a CRIME FAMILY.
Patti F*****g Blagojevich was the real estate broker of record in the crooked Tony Rezko deal giving Barack Hussein Obama his Chicago mansion.
And you don't even line in IL, that's pretty impressive. That corruption that's not limited to "Ds or Rs" is called here in IL, 'The Combine'.
Go to the Chicago Trib link from Drudge and look for Columnist John Kass, then check his articles on 'The Combine'. (keep Blood Pressure meds at the ready)
Never, never ever trust a woman whose name is Patricia but who goes by “Patti” with an “i” on the end. The same goes for any other names such as Kathleen as “Kathi” or Elizabeth as “Betti”, particularly if they place a small heart over the downstroke to dot the “i”.
WOW! You just made me have an epiphany.
Thanks to you I now realize why the Chicago Outfit (Mafia) is basically gone, a shell of its once powerful self...
They couldn't keep up with the Politicians!
If nothing else, the O is linked to the Blago scandal via THAT (sweetheart real estate deal with Gov.’s wife and already convicted real estate swindler).
Well that’s an interesting tid bit right there,
PATTI BLAGOJEVICH was the real estate broker of record in the crooked TONY REZKO deal giving Barack Hussein Obama.
I know she worked for Rezko, but had now idea she was the broker for the Obama’s!
Cockroaches. Illinois is full of ‘em, especially the state government.
Great post/thread. Thanks to all. BTTT!
IIRC, Obama got his house for well under the asking price. That means that Patti took a hit on her commission (maybe as high as $20k?).
Taking less money than is owed by Obama is also considered a bribe.
Wow as weird as your post is I totally agree. It’s good to know I’m not the only one.
Drip, drip, drip... I hope this goes on for many months.
Wait until the ChiTrib takes a look into her involvement with Barry’s seetheart real estate deal...
So many scandals, all involving the same small circle of inbred ChiTown Crime Families. DemoRat Family Values.