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Tony Rezko sentenced to 10.5 years in prison (wow!)
Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-22-11 | Natasha Korecki

Posted on 11/22/2011 9:17:22 AM PST by STARWISE

A federal judge sentenced Tony Rezko to 10 1/2 years in prison Tuesday, describing his actions under Rod Blagojevich’s tenure as “selfish and corrupt.”

Rezko has already served about 44 months. His daughter burst into tears at hearing the sentence.

U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said she found it offensive that Rezko put at risk the Teachers’ Retirement System by scheming for kickbacks with a board member in 2004.

“You put their retirements at risk for your own greed and your own thirst for power,” St. Eve said.

A pale, thin Rezko gave a brief statement before he learned his sentence, saying “there are no words to describe the pain and regret,” he carries and the amount of suffering his family has endured. He apologized to the court and to his family.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Niewoehner said Rezko’s conduct was severe and included scheming with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and others to control state deals so they could make money off of it.

“That’s about as bad as it can get in a political corruption case,” he said. “Illinois was for sale at the very top levels of our government.” Rezko’s attorney, Joseph Duffy, said his client would never commit a crime again.

Rezko grew clearly agitated as Niewoehner said Rezko overstated poor conditions in county jail. Niewoehner said Rezko got sunlight -- through skylights.


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Ole Fitzie isn't fooling around. Speak, Tony, speak!!
1 posted on 11/22/2011 9:17:26 AM PST by STARWISE
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To: onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Liz; rodguy911; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; ...

.. Zing!


2 posted on 11/22/2011 9:18:44 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE
Presidential Pardon Pending.
3 posted on 11/22/2011 9:20:47 AM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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Related

How much time will Tony Rezko serve? (sentencing today- will he stay mum forever?)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2810962/posts


4 posted on 11/22/2011 9:21:27 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

He has nothing to lose now. Start talking to get back at them.


5 posted on 11/22/2011 9:22:05 AM PST by RC2
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To: STARWISE

A fair headline would be:

“Obama mentor to serve 10 years for corruption”


6 posted on 11/22/2011 9:22:17 AM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: Glenn

0 is a cold-blooded, heartless narcissist.
I suspect old buddy Tony’ll have a ‘fatal
prison accident.’


7 posted on 11/22/2011 9:23:48 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

“Illinois was for sale at the very top levels of our government.”

Glad the judge is making it tough on the crook.


8 posted on 11/22/2011 9:23:54 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: STARWISE

Watch for a presidential pardon long about midnight on January 19, 2013.


9 posted on 11/22/2011 9:24:00 AM PST by SoJoCo
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To: Notwithstanding

I like “co-conspirator” better.


10 posted on 11/22/2011 9:24:33 AM PST by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: STARWISE
“You put their retirements at risk for your own greed and your own thirst for power,” St. Eve said.

Under these same guidelines, most of the Congressmen on Capital Hill could serve life sentences for what they have done to Social Security; and I wish they would.

11 posted on 11/22/2011 9:25:37 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: STARWISE

When does the Obama sentence commutation or pardon come?


12 posted on 11/22/2011 9:25:55 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: All

Additional content added to article

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Rezko, a former top fund-raiser to Blagojevich and a onetime friend to President Barack Obama, volunteered to go to jail in 2008 immediately after his conviction on 16 of 24 counts of corruption, including fraud, money laundering and plotting to squeeze $7 million in kickbacks from firms that wanted to do business with the state during Blagojevich’s tenure.

Rezko’s lawyers asked that he be released with just time served.

The government, though, wanted St. Eve to send him away for 11 to 15 years.

Since 2008, Rezko was housed in harsher conditions than most white collar criminals, including about nine months in isolation in a downtown lockup.

Rezko cooperated and delayed sentencing until after both of Blagojevich’s trials.

But prosecutors never used Rezko as a witness in Blagojevich’s trials, saying Rezko’s cooperation wasn’t that helpful, that he initially lied and that their proposed penalty would cover a second criminal case before a different judge involving loan fraud. Defense lawyers say Rezko’s information opened new doors for the government.

http://www.suntimes.com/9001435-452/tony-rezko-former-friend-to-blagojevich-and-obama-to-be-sentenced-today.html


13 posted on 11/22/2011 9:26:32 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Interesting


14 posted on 11/22/2011 9:27:06 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: STARWISE
A pale, thin Rezko gave a brief statement before he learned his sentence, saying “there are no words to describe the pain and regret,” he carries and the amount of suffering his family has endured.

Good point. No family in all the annals of human history has ever suffered as much as the Rezko family has, and probably no family ever will.

He truly is a modern-day Job.

15 posted on 11/22/2011 9:28:02 AM PST by wideawake
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To: STARWISE

When a prestige house across the street from Tony Rezko's came on the market at 5046 S. Greenwood, Rezko must have thought it was just perfect for Barack and Michelle Obama and their two daughters. Rezko found the house for Obama. Salon.com reported that Donna Schwan of MetroPro Realty, the real estate agent who listed the property, recalled that the deal started when Rezko expressed interest in the listing, according to the Chicago Tribune. The house was evidently perfect, a 96-year-old, multi-story, 6,400-square-foot, brick Georgian Revival home with four fireplaces, six bedrooms, six bathrooms, glass-door bookcases fashioned from Honduran mahogany, and a wine cellar large enough to store 1,000 bottles, the Tribune reported. The house was situated on a large double corner lot, with the vacant lot adjoining the home at the street corner. With a foot-tall concrete barrier and a wrought iron fence surrounding the property, there was no access to the vacant lot, except through Obama's driveway. The neighborhood was in Kenwood, a South Side oasis of pricey homes attractive to the University of Chicago professors who liked to live close to work. The property would be a nice step-up for the Obama family seeking to move from the small Hyde Park condo the couple bought in 1993 for $277,500, where they lived in the eight years Obama was state senator, to a prestige home suitable for the family of a U.S. senator, the Boston Globe reported. The problem was that the doctor and his wife who owned the property, Fredrick E. Wondisford and Sally R. Radovick, wanted to sell the vacant lot and the house at the same time, even though the two properties were separately listed. Also, while the sellers wanted to find a buyer as quickly as possible, they did not want to close the deal until June 2005. The list price just for the home was $1.95 million, outside the reach of the Obama family, even with Obama's re-issued 1995 autobiography, "Dreams from My Father," hitting bestseller lists, his U.S. Senate salary of $157,082, and Michelle's 2005 income of $317,000 at the University of Chicago Hospitals, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Rezko came up with a solution. His wife Rita bought the vacant lot at the full asking price, permitting Obama and Michelle to negotiate buying the house for $1.65 million, a discount of $300,000 from the asking price. Rita Rezko closed on the vacant lot the same day the Obamas closed on the house, paying $625,000 for the vacant lot.
16 posted on 11/22/2011 9:29:00 AM PST by TSgt ("Romney" means "rino cult" in Kenyan)
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To: Notwithstanding

Even Wikipedia knows Obama reeks of Rezko (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Rezko#Ties_to_Barack_Obama):

Ties to Barack Obama

In 1990, after Barack Obama was elected president of the Harvard Law Review, Rezmar Corp. offered him a job, which Obama turned down. Obama instead took a job with the firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland,[28] which primarily worked on civil rights cases. The firm also represented Rezmar and helped the company get more than $43 million in government funding. The firm’s former senior partner, Allison S. Davis, later went into business with Rezko and, in 2003, was appointed to the Illinois State Board of Investment by Governor Blagojevich at Rezko’s request.[7][29] On July 31, 1995, the first ever political contributions to Obama were $300 from a lawyer, a $5,000 loan from a car dealer, and $2,000 from two food companies owned by Rezko.[30] Starting in 2003, Rezko was one of the people on Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign finance committee, which raised more than $14 million.[7] Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama that Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with seed money for his U.S. Senate race.[1] Obama in 2007-08 identified over $250,000 in campaign contributions to various Obama campaigns as coming from Rezko or close associates, and said that he donated almost two-thirds of that amount to nonprofit groups.[31][32]

In 2005 Obama purchased a new home in the Kenwood District of Chicago for $1.65 million (which was $300,000 below the asking price but represented the highest offer on the property) on the same day that Rezko’s wife, Rita Rezko, purchased the adjoining empty lot from the same sellers for the full asking price.[33] Obama acknowledged bringing his interest in the property to Rezko’s attention,[34] but denied any coordination of offers. According to Obama, while the properties had originally been a single property, the previous owners decided to sell the land as two separate lots, but made it a condition of the sales that they be closed on the same date. Obama also stated that the properties had been on the market for months, that his offer was the best of two bids, and that Ms. Rezko’s bid was matched by another offer, also of $625,000, so that she could not have purchased the property for less.[35]

After it had been reported in 2006 that Rezko was under federal investigation for influence-peddling, Obama purchased a 10 foot (3.0 m) wide strip of Ms. Rezko’s property for $104,500, $60,000 above the assessed value.[7][33] According to Chicago Sun-Times columnist, Mark Brown, “Rezko definitely did Obama a favor by selling him the 10-foot strip of land, making his own parcel less attractive for development.”[36] Obama acknowledges that the exchange may have created the appearance of impropriety, and stated “I consider this a mistake on my part and I regret it.”[35]

On December 28, 2006, Ms. Rezko sold the property to a company owned by her husband’s former business attorney. That sale of $575,000, combined with the earlier $104,500 sale to the Obamas, amounted to a net profit of $54,500 over her original purchase, less $14,000 for a fence along the property line and other expenses.[37][38] In October 2007, the new owners put the still vacant land up for sale again, this time for $1.5 million.[39]

In June 2007, the Sun-Times published a story about letters Obama had written in 1997 to city and state officials in support of a low-income senior citizen development project headed by Rezko and Davis. The project received more than $14 million in taxpayer funds, including $885,000 in development fees for Rezko and Davis. Of Obama’s letters in support of the Cottage View Terrace apartments development, Obama spokesman Bill Burton said, “This wasn’t done as a favor for anyone, it was done in the interests of the people in the community who have benefited from the project. I don’t know that anyone specifically asked him to write this letter nine years ago. There was a consensus in the community about the positive impact the project would make and Obama supported it because it was going to help people in his district.” Rezko’s attorney responded that “Mr. Rezko never spoke with, nor sought a letter from, Senator Obama in connection with that project.[40]

In the South Carolina Democratic Party presidential debate on January 21, 2008, Senator Hillary Clinton said that Obama had been associated with Rezko, whom she referred to as a slum landlord.[41] The LA Times said that a review they did showed that Rezko played a deeper role in Obama’s political and financial biography than Obama had acknowledged.[42] Within days of the debate, a photo of Rezko posing with Bill and Hillary Clinton surfaced. When asked about the photo, Hillary Clinton commented “I probably have taken hundreds of thousands of pictures. I wouldn’t know him if he walked in the door.”[43]

28 now Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Morain, Dan (2008-04-06). “Obama’s lawyer days: brief and not all civil rights”. Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
29 Novak, Tim (2007-11-11). “How reform-minded City Hall critic became a cozy insider”. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
30 Novak, Tim (2007-04-23). “Obama and his Rezko ties”. Chicago Sun\Times. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
31 Chris Fusco; David McKinney, Tim Novak, and Abdon M. Pallasch (2008-03-16). “Obama explains Rezko relationship to Sun-Times”. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
32 Drew, Christopher; McIntire, Mike (2007-06-14). “An Obama Patron and Friend Until an Indictment”. The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
33 Ray Gibson; David Jackson (2006-11-01). “Rezko owns vacant lot next to Obama’s home”. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
34 “Asked who approached her about the house, Schwan [the seller’s broker] told Salon, ‘I honestly don’t remember. Tony Rezko lived across the street, so he’d been interested in the lot.’”McClelland, Edward (2008-02-01). “How close were Barack Obama and Tony Rezko?”. Salon.com. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
35 McKinney, Dave; Fusco, Chris (2006-11-05). “Obama on Rezko deal: It was a mistake”. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
36 Brown, Mark (2006-11-02). “Obama’s dealings with Rezko buy a parcel of questions”. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
37 The $54,500 figure is before any property tax and other expenses Ms. Rezko incurred during her ownership
38 Jackson, David; Ray Gibson (2007-02-24). “Rezko sells lot next to Obama”. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
39 Novak, Tim (2007-10-10). “Lot next to Obama can be yours for $1.5M”. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
40 Novak, Tim (2007-06-13). “Obama’s letters for Rezko”. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
41 Healy, Patrick; Zeleny, Jeff (2008-01-22). “Obama and Clinton Tangle at Debate”. The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
42 Morain, Dan; Hamburger, Tom (2008-01-23). “Obama dogged by ties to donor”. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
43 “Photo Surfaces Showing Sen. Clinton Posing With Chicago Landlord Rezko”. FOXNews. 2008-01-25. Retrieved 2008-05-10.


17 posted on 11/22/2011 9:29:21 AM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: STARWISE

A pale, thin Rezko


He is under the bus and probably will not get a Presidential pardon even if Ibama would get a second term. Even if Ibama got a second term that would be 6 years?


18 posted on 11/22/2011 9:30:11 AM PST by Leep
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Current article comments

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seany

9:59 AM on November 22, 2011

Wow Sun-Times I think that is the 1st time you mentioned ‘thee anointed one’ Barack Obama in a article with Rezko. Good work.

Score: 2
earnest.in.evanston

10:23 AM on November 22, 2011

Looks like Obama needs to make another pardon for his good friend and real estate fairy, Tony Rezco.

Is it 2012 yet?

Score: 1
floyd gondolli

10:35 AM on November 22, 2011

Like seany said, I am surprised this liberal, biased paper mentioned Obama. They normally only mention Blago.

Score: 0
lithoman

10:42 AM on November 22, 2011

Why has it taken so long to sentence him????????

Score: -1
ankhamazighsalahadinwashitawtherelentless

10:43 AM on November 22, 2011

It’s about timing, and Obama thought he’d ride off into the sunset on this guy............He’ll roll...No pardon here..................

Score: 1
ru-connected

10:58 AM on November 22, 2011

Prediction: 10 years with time served.

Score: 1
ru-connected

11:10 AM on November 22, 2011

Ru-Connected is right on target.

http://www.suntimes.com/9001435-452/tony-rezko-former-friend-to-blagojevich-and-obama-to-be-sentenced-today.html


19 posted on 11/22/2011 9:30:25 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Good thing the Establishmedia is covering this up.

Pray for America


20 posted on 11/22/2011 9:35:20 AM PST by bray (Take the Cain Train off the Plantation)
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To: TSgt

Excellent info, thanks.
Haven’t read that .. what
is the link?


21 posted on 11/22/2011 9:35:34 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Does Barack Obama know anyone who isn’t a crook, thief, domestic terrorist, charlatan, scammer or murderer?


22 posted on 11/22/2011 9:36:42 AM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: STARWISE

That’s what I was thinking. Like Jack Ruby. Bet he’s dead within a year.


23 posted on 11/22/2011 9:38:52 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Iron Munro
NO!
24 posted on 11/22/2011 9:39:38 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: RC2

He has nothing to lose but his life. He keeps mum, maybe he’ll get out of prison. He talks, maybe he won’t.


25 posted on 11/22/2011 9:40:39 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: STARWISE
I suspect old buddy Tony’ll have a ‘fatal prison accident.’

Yhea...& they can't pull another "Our Poor (Friend of Klintoon) 'Ol Vince Accident"...
a prison version "Our Poor (Friend of Klintoon) 'Ol Jim McDougaull (Husband Of Sue)


26 posted on 11/22/2011 9:41:23 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: STARWISE
Media bias: Obama crony Rezko sentenced Tuesday; Chicago Trib article doesn't mention president

While it's true that President Obama began his political career in the living room of former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers ... his first political sponsor and major fundraiser was Antoin "Tony" Rezko.

The pair go back to the 1990s and Obama's state Senate years, but they are best known for the still-not-completely-explained 2005 real estate deal that allowed the Obamas to buy their Chicago South Side mansion, while Rezko's wife bought a narrow strip of the home's lot on the same day.

...In 2003, Rezko held a crucial fundraiser for Obama's US Senate campaign at his Chicago North Shore home--the future president was seen as a decided underdog in the race at that time.

27 posted on 11/22/2011 9:41:23 AM PST by opentalk
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To: STARWISE

http://wp.wnd.com/2011/04/289529/


28 posted on 11/22/2011 9:42:17 AM PST by TSgt ("Romney" means "rino cult" in Kenyan)
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To: Iron Munro

Sure. Bo.


29 posted on 11/22/2011 9:42:25 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: tgusa

obummer lets this guy rot under the bus theres no way he can pardon him


30 posted on 11/22/2011 9:44:59 AM PST by jneesy (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a mans character, give him power. ~ Abra)
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To: SoJoCo
Watch for a presidential pardon long about midnight on January 19, 2013.

He'll be out before then. A 10.5 year sentence accounting for time already served (44 months) and time off for good behavior will put him out of jail just before election time next year.

THAT is when we want Rezko to sing like a bird, and not a moment before.

31 posted on 11/22/2011 9:45:19 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: All

11-22-11Obama pardons 5, commutes 1 sentence for convictions including selling drugs, gambling

Excerpt:

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday pardoned five people convicted of charges ranging from intent to distribute marijuana to running an illegal gambling business.

And he issued his first commutation, ordering the release of a woman next month after serving 10 years on a 22-year sentence for cocaine distribution.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-pardons-5-commutes-1-sentence-for-convictions-ranging-from-selling-drugs-to-gambling/2011/11/21/gIQAs4n9iN_story.html?tid=pm_politics_pop


32 posted on 11/22/2011 9:45:38 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: SoJoCo

He just made some weird pardons. Someone should be looking into any connections.


33 posted on 11/22/2011 9:46:04 AM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Leep
Ibama

Ilike

34 posted on 11/22/2011 9:46:19 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Notwithstanding

Good for Wiki .. wonder how long that’ll
stay up.


35 posted on 11/22/2011 9:46:34 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Glenn
Presidential Pardon Pending.

Knowing that will prevent him from singing.
36 posted on 11/22/2011 9:47:41 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Glenn
Presidential Pardon Pending.

That was my first thought but on second thought I strongly doubt it. Does anyone actually think Berry would put himself out for another. Just look at his brother still living in a Kenyon mud shack.

37 posted on 11/22/2011 9:48:57 AM PST by Track9
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To: STARWISE
Rezko, a former top fund-raiser to Blagojevich and a onetime friend to President Barack Obama, volunteered to go to jail in 2008 immediately after his conviction on 16 of 24 counts of corruption, including fraud, money laundering and plotting to squeeze $7 million in kickbacks from firms that wanted to do business with the state during Blagojevich’s tenure.
He wanted some "protection" (immediate execution)....
from the Windy City Mob(s)"

38 posted on 11/22/2011 9:49:16 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Glenn

Right after election day if o bozo wins again.


39 posted on 11/22/2011 9:49:25 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: STARWISE

Yup, He’ll hang himself from the prison library door.


40 posted on 11/22/2011 9:50:09 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: Iron Munro

“Judge me by whom I surround myself with.” Candidate Obama 2008


41 posted on 11/22/2011 9:50:30 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: SoJoCo
Watch for a presidential pardon long about midnight on January 19, 2013.

My sentiments exactly. And the prospect of the pardon will keep his mouth shut.

42 posted on 11/22/2011 9:53:10 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: STARWISE

POLITICO headline.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/68935.html

Ex-fundraiser for Obama, Blago sentenced


43 posted on 11/22/2011 9:55:59 AM PST by maggief
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To: usconservative

I think Fed time requires one to serve 85 % of the sentence... I just did the math and Rezko will have to serve approx. 5 1/4 additional years behind bars (from today’s date) if the 85 % figure is accurate. He’ll ‘see daylight’ in early 2017.


44 posted on 11/22/2011 9:56:20 AM PST by freepersup (Today, we raise our glasses of spirits and mugs of ale high- to Budge.)
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To: STARWISE
Sing, Tony, Sing!
 
 
 
This guy has more dirt on Zerobama than even Larry Sinclair.


45 posted on 11/22/2011 9:57:49 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: STARWISE

that was my thought when I read the headling .. will he talk NOW? I can’t imagine anyone is worth 10.5 years of your life. BUT, would prosecutors be willing to offer a deal or would they rather protect some (or one) of Tony’s ‘partners?’


46 posted on 11/22/2011 10:01:52 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: bgill

If he gets out of prison, he will still, most likely, lose his life so he can never talk. Either way he is doomed. Whether he wants to get back at the people who allowed him to be prosecuted is another question.


47 posted on 11/22/2011 10:02:04 AM PST by RC2
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To: freepersup
I think Fed time requires one to serve 85 % of the sentence...

Generally speaking it appears you're correct (I just did a quick google search to confirm.)

I also read that it could be "as little as" 65%, unfortunately that'd put Rezko out AFTER the 2012 elections.

Not sure if Tony "singing" to the Fed's is going to change his sentence at all at this point. Appears the time to cooperate with Fitzgerald has passed.

48 posted on 11/22/2011 10:02:22 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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49 posted on 11/22/2011 10:03:32 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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Lets hope he sings like a canary.


50 posted on 11/22/2011 10:05:07 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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