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ABC 7 Exclusive: Tony Rezko talks from prison (refuses to discuss BHO)
ABC7Chicago ^ | 5-30-12 | Charles Thomas

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blagojevich; chicagoway; obama; rezko
Chicago Way .. pay to play .. and silence about any big fish may save your life.


1 posted on 05/31/2012 4:39:16 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Liz; rodguy911; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; ...

.. Ping


2 posted on 05/31/2012 4:41:09 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE
Tony Rezko talks from prison (refuses to discuss BHO)

I guess he doesn't want to die right away.

3 posted on 05/31/2012 4:47:20 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (There has not been a conservative American government for 90 years.)
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To: STARWISE

he will change his mind when his pardon does not come through after the election


4 posted on 05/31/2012 4:57:20 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Carry_Okie

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?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SrtyFY6qTA


5 posted on 05/31/2012 5:05:29 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: martinidon

LMAO I was thinking the same way.

Hw may talk if Obama gets tossed out of the White House and doesn’t pardon him.


6 posted on 05/31/2012 5:07:49 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: All

Folks better download this Lisa Myers story before it disappears completely from the Internet. They are getting scarce, it seems.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGnTWMPSyXg&feature=related


7 posted on 05/31/2012 5:08:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: STARWISE

STAYIN Alive ooo ooo ooo Staaaaa-in a-liiii=ah=
-ah-I’vuh.

(Bee Gees do it so much better then Rezko.)


8 posted on 05/31/2012 5:09:20 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya."..Is he lying now or lying then?)
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To: STARWISE
Imagine a a self-respecting journalist reaction being told by a conservative that such-and-such will not be talked about in the interview.

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.

9 posted on 05/31/2012 5:10:38 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: STARWISE

Rezko waiting for his January 19th, 2013 Obama pardon.


10 posted on 05/31/2012 5:15:56 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: F15Eagle
one of Rezko’s first jobs was keeping Cassius Clay in line for Ferrett-Con.
Jesse Jackson's biological father, Noah Robinson was also a pro-boxer.
Michelle Robinson's ancestors come from the same area of SC that Jesse's relative did.
She spent enough time in the Jackson home to be call “Sis” by the siblings.
Noah Robinson, Jesse's half brother, was a member of the Black stone street gang who change their name to El Rukn when they converted under the influence of Ferret=Con.
(He is currently doing life in prison)
El Rukn (who specialized in murder-for-hire, drugs and male/female prostitution) claimed the same territory that a young Muslim male worked in as a Community Organizer.

Ferret-Con is just another guy in the neighborHOOD.

11 posted on 05/31/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya."..Is he lying now or lying then?)
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To: hoosiermama

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.


12 posted on 05/31/2012 5:28:57 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

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.


13 posted on 05/31/2012 5:40:14 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Red Steel

That would be so bombastic ..


14 posted on 05/31/2012 5:42:28 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: F15Eagle

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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2151323/posts


15 posted on 05/31/2012 6:08:14 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya."..Is he lying now or lying then?)
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To: STARWISE
This administration is more frightening and fear inducing than the mafia or drug cartels combined ever could dream to be.

Too many unresolved issues and NO ONE, not a single soul, is willing to "go there."

16 posted on 05/31/2012 6:49:43 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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Can’t get a pardon if he talks about 0bama.


17 posted on 05/31/2012 10:55:21 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: hoosiermama

18 posted on 06/01/2012 3:04:02 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle; STARWISE

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.


19 posted on 06/01/2012 5:29:50 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya."..Is he lying now or lying then?)
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