Skip to comments.Rezko asked for $10,000 check to Obama campaign: witness
Posted on 06/16/2010 5:10:01 PM PDT by STARWISE
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“The president is accused of no wrongdoing, and his campaign long ago returned contributions linked to the now convicted Rezko.”
Tony Rezko, a slumlord who was recently convicted of 16 federal crimes in connection with extorting bribes from people seeking Illinois government business, and is awaiting sentencing
“Rezko did some fund-raising for Obama and bought property next door to the Obama’s Hyde Park home.”
Actually, Rezko, acting through his wife Rita, bought the mansions side yard (it has no back yard) for $625,000 with the intention of quietly allowing the Obama family to use it. Until Chicago newspapers reported Rezkos involvement, Senator Obama paid his gardening service to cut the grass in the 7,500-square-foot yard.
At the time Rezko bought the yard, he has claimed in court papers that he had no income, negative cash flow, no liquid assets, no unencumbered assets [and] is significantly in arrears on many of his obligations. How, then, did Rezko come up with the $125,000 downpayment to buy the side yard that the Obamas were going to use?
Rezkos wife closed on the the side yard on June 15, 2005the same day Obama closed on the house. A few weeks earlier, Illinois state records show that $3.5 million was loaned to Rezko by a Panamanian company owned by a Iraqi-British businessman, Nadhmi Auchi.
I’m just sayin’
Another convicted felon in the mix.
Obama Rezko property appraiser:
“The real estate specialist, Kenneth J. Conner, said bank officials replaced an appraisal review he prepared on the property and FBI agents were investigating in late 2007 whether the Rezko-Obama deal was proper.
Agents and I talked about payoff, bribe, kickback for a long time, though it took them only a short number of minutes of talking with me while looking at the appraisal to acknowledge what they already seemed to know: The Rezko lot was grossly overvalued, Mr. Conner told The Washington Times Monday.
Rezko paid the asking price on the same day Obama paid $300,000 less than the asking price to the same seller for his adjacent mansion, he said. This begs the question of payoff, bribe, kickback.
In a wrongful-termination complaint filed last month in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Mr. Conner said his appraisal of the Rezko property, held in Rita Malki Rezko’s name, was replaced with a higher one and he was fired when he questioned the document.”
I’m just sayin”
Obastard and everyone around his is rotten to the core.
The property was a full lot. So Rezko bribed Urkle with twice the land he would have gotten with his house.
Why does returning it when it became politically expedient matter? The fact that he received it in the first place is what should be legally important.
Compare it to the shoplifter in a store. They get caught at the door with stolen merchandise. Are they allowed to just give back the item and walk away with no prosecution?
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