Skip to comments.ABC 7 Exclusive: Tony Rezko talks from prison (refuses to discuss BHO)
Posted on 05/31/2012 4:39:01 PM PDT by STARWISE
Convicted political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko has granted his first television interview since he went to prison for corruption.
"I was indicted, tried and convicted for a crime I did not commit," he told ABC7's Charles Thomas. "Here I am serving a 10 and a 1/2 year sentence that I believe I do not deserve."
Rezko was the wealthiest and most influential member of former governor Rod Blagojevich's inner circle.
As he sits in the federal penitentiary in downstate Pekin, Ill., four years after his conviction, Rezko still says he did not do it. At least not the 16 fraud, money laundering and bribery counts on which he was found guilty. But the political fundraiser admitted during the conversation that he and then-governor Rod Blagojevich did conspire to make illegal pay-to-play appointments to state boards and commissions.
"Did I do fundraising for board appointments? Yes I did. Did I participate in that? Sure I did. Was he [Blagojevich] aware of it? Yes, he was," he said.
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I guess he doesn't want to die right away.
he will change his mind when his pardon does not come through after the election
That’s what I think, too. Rezko knows that the Chicago Thug Mob will make sure he gets taken out should he spill what he knows.
How about Rezko’s wife buying a lot for full price, $625,000 so the Obama’s could buy their house for a $300,000 discount?
LMAO I was thinking the same way.
Hw may talk if Obama gets tossed out of the White House and doesn’t pardon him.
Folks better download this Lisa Myers story before it disappears completely from the Internet. They are getting scarce, it seems.
STAYIN Alive ooo ooo ooo Staaaaa-in a-liiii=ah=
(Bee Gees do it so much better then Rezko.)
That's all that would be talked about.. like birthers for example.
Then if the conservative walked off the interview a self-respecting journalist would be ecstatic and have headline story will legs.
Rezko waiting for his January 19th, 2013 Obama pardon.
Ferret-Con is just another guy in the neighborHOOD.
Check the video in 7. From what I’ve been able to gather, I think the buyer’s agent (for Rezko and the Obamas) was Patty Blagojevich, wife of Rod.
She was selling real estate at the time. I’m sure it wouldn’t be impossible to check out, though.
Would like to know for sure.
Yeah ...and that’s because we’ve learned there ARE
no .. or a tiny amount .. of self-respecting journalists.
We, the conservative blogs and radio shows are the new media.
That would be so bombastic ..
Patty who had a real estate license only had one client. Her father is an Alderman...again is all connected:
CHeck out the first hundered or so post on thread below. Pay particular attention to names beginning with the letter “A” and the country they are from.
Feel free to add information to the thread or just connect a few dots....There are plenty..
I particularly find the Senator who ended up with the BO seat and his connection to Craig Robinson , MO’s brother, and his connection to the PA pay=to=play scam. Loop Enterprise paid him well, for no work.
Too many unresolved issues and NO ONE, not a single soul, is willing to "go there."
Can’t get a pardon if he talks about 0bama.
Don’t think I’d be smiling (unless it’s for show) if BO was looking me in the eye with his hand so near my neck.
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