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  • City aims to jump-start Near South Side development

    07/11/2013 8:37:54 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 1 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Hal Dardick
    The city is trying to kick-start development of vacant 62-acre parcel near downtown controlled by a controversial Iraqi billionaire once linked to convicted Democratic influence peddler Antoin "Tony" Rezko.
  • Politically connected ex-Mutual Bank president barred from banking ( Obama mentioned )

    07/01/2013 6:59:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | July 01, 2013 | Steve Daniels
    Amrish Mahajan, former president of failed Mutual Bank of Harvey and a major fundraiser for imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been barred from future participation in the banking industry under a newly released regulatory order. Mr. Mahajan consented, without admitting or denying unsafe or unsound banking practices, to a May 1 order by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. prohibiting him from participating “in any manner” in the conduct of the affairs of any federally insured institution. ... Mr. Mahajan was known for his political connections, particularly to Mr. Blagojevich. Mutual Bank briefly entered the realm of national politics after...
  • Bank president Mahajan FDIC lawsuit, Motion hearing, June 12, 2013, Rezkos sold lot to Obamas

    06/12/2013 7:13:51 AM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 7 replies
    Citizen WElls News ^ | June 12, 2013 | Citizen Wells
    Obama Rezko lot transaction bank president Mahajan FDIC lawsuit, Motion hearing, June 12, 2013, Judge Virginia M. Kendall, Rezkos sold lot to Obamas, Ghosts of Obama’s past The FDIC lawsuit against Amrish Mahajan, former president of Mutual Bank, et al is scheduled for a motion hearing in the courtroom of Judge Virginia M. Kendall on June 12, 2013. Mutual Bank loaned Rita Rezko the money for the lot that was purchased by the Obama’s. It is also the bank that fired whistleblower Kenneth J. Conner after he questioned the appraisal of that lot.
  • Arab Money and the Purchase of a President

    12/30/2012 8:12:10 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 7 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | December 30, 2012 | John A. Shaw
    In the run-up to the 2012 election, a story surfaced about an Iraqi billionaire who managed to buy access to Washington policy makers while funding a Chicago Pay-to-Play scheme that helped produce a Governor, a U.S. Senator, and, ultimately, a President of the United States. The story was eight years in the making, yet despite the extent of his political influence, this Iraqi’s name remains widely unknown. He wants it that way. In fact, he has spent millions of dollars to hinder the reporting of his activities by the news media. The lack of attention paid to him, however, is...
  • Inside Iraqi Corruption

    03/29/2005 4:35:34 PM PST · by Softwar · 460+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/29/05 | Charles R. Smith
    Inside Iraqi Corruption Charles R. Smith Tuesday, March 29, 2005 John A. Shaw is a curious example of Washington politics gone mad. Shaw is a veteran government employee who served inside the White House under Presidents Ford, Nixon and Reagan and was an associate deputy secretary in the Department of Commerce. In 2001, Shaw was appointed by Bush Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld to head the newly formed Office of International Technology Security. In this post, Shaw began the difficult task of reforming government controls over the export of sensitive technology to foreign countries. In 2003, Shaw began investigating allegations of...
  • Obama Golfed in Hawaii with Former Rezko Crony

    01/09/2013 3:04:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    whitehousedossier ^ | 1/9/13 | Keith Koffler
    While on vacation in Hawaii this month, President Obama played golf with Allison Davis, a former business partner of Tony Rezko who also helped give Obama his start in the legal profession. Rezko is the former Obama associate and fundraiser who was convicted of corruption and fraud and currently sits in prison. Davis, who is male, partnered with Rezko on a series of government-funded low and mixed income housing development projects in Chicago. While Davis himself has never been charged with wrongdoing, a number of the projects were high-priced failures that resulted in poor living conditions for residents. According to...
  • Barry to watch returns at the Obama Mansion, next door to the 'ol Tony Rezko lot

    11/06/2012 5:33:56 AM PST · by Kenneth J. Conner · 9 replies
    Kenneth J. Conner | November 6, 2012 | Kenneth J. Conner
    According to FOX and ABC, Barry Obama will watch election returns at the Obama Mansion tonight, before the caravan hauls him some 13 minutes up Lake Shore Drive to Chicago's convention center, the mobbed up McCormick Place on the lake. (Alleged mobster Rudy "the Chin" Fratto of the prestigious Elmwood Park Street Crew recently pled guilty to rigging forklift contracts at McCormick Place. He's the latest example of an Italian American whose enterprise at least does some actual work... don't get me started.) Barry's friend Tony Rezko will presumably view some of the exit polls from the day room at...
  • CAN IT ALL BE COINCIDENCE? (Including Larry Sinclair)

    10/04/2012 5:19:14 AM PDT · by ZachJones · 48 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | Don Fredrick
    As I noted in the introduction to my book, The Obama Timeline, a jury at a murder trial will often find the accumulated circumstantial evidence so overwhelming that a guilty verdict is obvious—even though there may be no witness to the crime. “The jurors in the Scott Peterson trial believed the collection of evidence more than they believed Scott Peterson. Among other things, the jury thought that being arrested with $15,000 in cash, recently-dyed hair, a newly-grown goatee, four cell phones, camping equipment, a map to a new girlfriend’s house, a gun, and his brother’s driver’s license certainly did not...
  • DoJ silences Obama associate Daniel S. Mahru with his freedom

    09/20/2012 4:20:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Illinois PayToPlay ^ | 9/20/12 | Ernie Souchak, Editor-in-Chief
    Illinoispaytoplay.com (IP2P) has learned that Daniel S. Mahru, former business partner of Antoin "Tony" Rezko, made a deal with the Department of Justice (DoJ) for his silence. IP2P is the first to report that on, October 4 2012, Daniel S. Mahru will receive probation at his sentencing hearing. IP2P has also learned that this is being done to insure Mahru will not speak of crimes, of which he has knowledge, that implicate Barack Obama, Valarie Jarrett, Allison Davis, Tony Rezko and others. (Remember Tony recently saying he committed crimes for which Fitzgerald did not charge him.) IP2P is also investigating...
  • Book: Blagojevich said he believed $25,000 was channeled to Obama

    08/08/2012 3:33:38 PM PDT · by Fred · 10 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 080812 | Steve Mills and Todd Light
    An upcoming book about Rod Blagojevich says undercover tape-recordings caught the former governor saying he had heard that convicted influence peddler Antoin "Tony" Rezko secretly channeled $25,000 in cash to Barack Obama, but federal authorities did not deem the claim credible. The book, "Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself Out of the Governor's Office and into Prison," suggests Blagojevich was talking about an undisclosed payment to help Obama with his 2004 campaign for the U.S. Senate.
  • Obama is NOT a Pizza!

    07/23/2012 5:13:47 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 23, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
  • Thanks to Team Obama's Reckless 'Felon' Accusations, Tony Rezko Issue NOW IN PLAY

    07/15/2012 12:01:41 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    How 'bout a little refresher re. Obama political Godfather  and actual (16-count!) convicted felon Tony Rezko...? The Syrian-born Rezko is an infamous Chicago slumlord, fast-food restauranteur, and sleazy political operator who played a key role in the Blagojevich case- as well as the unlikley ascension to power of Barrack Hussein Obama.Obama's longtime ally, friend, and top fundraiser was found guilty of 16/24 counts of felony influence peddling back in June 2008. Of course the story was mostly buried/detached from his bud Barry in the run-up to that year's most unfortunate (for us) presidential election whilst the jury convicted Rezko of wire...
  • We are all Grove Parc tenants now

    06/29/2012 9:55:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-29-12 | DrJohn
    History repeats itself. This story has many echoes that resonate through the country today. Barack Obama has done for the United States what he did for Grove Parc. The more things hope and change, the more they stay the same. CHICAGO - The squat brick buildings of Grove Parc Plaza, in a dense neighborhood that Barack Obama represented for eight years as a state senator, hold 504 apartments subsidized by the federal government for people who can't afford to live anywhere else. But it's not safe to live here. About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by...
  • ABC 7 Exclusive: Tony Rezko talks from prison (refuses to discuss BHO)

    05/31/2012 4:39:01 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    ABC7Chicago ^ | 5-30-12 | Charles Thomas
    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,...
  • Who is Valerie Jarrett? (Shadow president! "Amateur" Barry is a sock puppet)

    05/23/2012 9:06:05 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 22, 2012 | Edward Klein
    In the White House pecking order, Jarrett has more clout than the president’s chief of staff. During the savage internecine warfare between Jarrett and Obama’s first two chiefs of staff — Rahm Emanuel and Bill Daley — Obama sided most of the time with Jarrett, a classic limousine liberal who believes that Obama was elected president in order to engineer social change. Ultimately, Jarrett emasculated Emanuel and Daley and forced them from their jobs. She has also been responsible for much of the incompetence and amateurism that have been the hallmarks of Obama’s time in office. Indeed, Jarrett has been...
  • Documents: Obama friend Whitaker had history with Jeremiah Wright

    05/16/2012 12:02:59 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 16, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller show that President Barack Obama’s close friend Eric Whitaker, who runs the University of Chicago Medical Center’s Urban Health Initiative, spoke at Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Chicago-area church in 2006. Whitaker was a speaker at Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ during a Sept. 17, 2006 “Health Care Justice Forum,” according to a church bulletin TheDC obtained. The bulletin is no longer on the church’s website. Whitaker made headline news Monday when New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein alleged during a radio interview with Sean Hannity that Whitaker offered Wright $150,000 to stay silent...
  • Longtime Obama pal Eric Whitaker keeps popping onto political scene

    05/15/2012 10:54:14 AM PDT · by LucyT · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/15/2012 | Vince Coglianese
    Eric Whitaker has been friends with Obama ever since...". Whitaker — who now runs the Urban Health Initiative (UHI) out of the University of Chicago Medical Center — often vacations with the first family, is a regular golf partner of Obama and has organized Chicago-area parties when the president visits the Windy City. Publicly released visitor logs show “Eric Whitaker” officially visited the White House 7 times during the Obama admin..." Whitaker had purportedly offered Rev. Jeremiah Wright — an infamous and challenging weight on Obama’s 2008 campaign — $150,000 to stay silent..."
  • Levin: We know so little about Obama and ABC is talking to Newt’s ex-wife

    01/19/2012 6:04:54 AM PST · by opentalk · 48 replies
    The RightScoop ^ | January 18, 2012 | The Rightscoop
    If you haven’t heard already, Drudge is reporting that Newt’s ex-wife has unloaded on him in a 2 hour interview with ABC News. Suddenly, ABC News went into a civil war over when to air the video because of the South Carolina Primary this weekend. Here are the details from Drudge: Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband’s career with a single interview. Earlier this week, she sat before ABCNEWS cameras, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. She spoke to ABCNEWS reporter Brian Ross for two hours, and her explosive revelations are set to rock the trail.... ...Levin covered...
  • Former Obama Fund-Raiser Gets Over 10 Years in Fraud and Bribery Case (Obama, not Rezko in headline)

    11/22/2011 11:03:59 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 22, 2011 | Steven Jaccino
    CHICAGO — More than three years after his conviction on fraud and bribery charges, Antoin Rezko, a former real estate mogul and a once-powerful fund-raiser with ties to President Obama’s early political career, was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 and a half years in prison. The trial drew national attention primarily because of Mr. Rezko’s relationship with Mr. Obama, who was at the time in a tight race with Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. “Boneheaded” was the word Mr. Obama used then to describe his part in a real estate transaction made with Mr. Rezko in 2005,...
  • Former Obama fundraiser Rezko gets 10-year sentence (Obama is "saddened" for his buddy)

    11/22/2011 3:22:23 PM PST · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/22/2011 | Andrew Stern
    A U.S. judge on Tuesday sentenced Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a former Chicago fundraiser for President Barack Obama, to 10-1/2 years in prison for corruption and extortion. Rezko's conviction was among a slew of guilty pleas that led to the conviction in two trials of former Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and several of his aides. A Syrian immigrant who earned millions in the real estate and restaurant businesses, Rezko has been imprisoned since his 2008 conviction on 16 fraud and attempted bribery counts. "Enough is enough. Corruption in Illinois has to stop," U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve in handing...
  • Top Blagojevich adviser Tony Rezko gets 10½ years (financed Obama's house)

    11/22/2011 10:48:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 22, 2011 | Annie Sweeney
    Antoin “Tony” Rezko was sentenced today to 10½ years in prison for extorting millions of dollars from firms seeking state business or regulatory approval while he was a top fundraiser and adviser to then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Rezko's daughter broke down sobbing in the courtroom as U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve handed down the sentence. Rezko apologized to the judge, saying, “I come to ask for God's forgiveness and the court's mercy." "You were engaged in a very, very serious offense, Mr. Rezko" the judge said as she imposed the sentence. Several family members called out 'we love you" to...
  • Media bias: Obama crony Rezko sentenced Tuesday; Chicago Trib article doesn't mention president

    11/22/2011 9:31:17 AM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies
    Marathon Pundit ^ | November 21, 2011 | John Ruberry
    While it's true that President Obama began his political career in the living room of former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, 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. At that time, Rezko was under federal investigation for influence peddling and fraud while serving...
  • Tony Rezko sentenced to 10.5 years in prison (wow!)

    11/22/2011 9:17:22 AM PST · by STARWISE · 114 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-22-11 | Natasha Korecki
    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...
  • How much time will Tony Rezko serve? (sentencing today- will he stay mum forever?)

    11/22/2011 8:38:37 AM PST · by STARWISE · 29 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-21-11 | Natasha Korecki
    Long known as the “political fixer,” who was friends with a politically young Barack Obama, Tony Rezko once grabbed headlines in a presidential campaign. At the same time in Illinois, Rezko’s name was synonymous with a federal investigation into former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. But since Rezko volunteered to go jail after his 2008 conviction, he’s settled in as not much more than a footnote in both politics and corruption. That’s partly because the investigation into Blagojevich exploded after Rezko’s trial, taking a new turn involving the sale of President Obama’s U.S. Senate seat — conduct that happened when Rezko was...
  • Daniel Frawley deposition and testimony could lead to Obama arrest or investigation,

    11/16/2011 2:40:01 PM PST · by OPS4 · 13 replies
    Citizen Wells ^ | 11/16/11 | Citizen Wells
    Daniel Frawley deposition and testimony could lead to Obama arrest or investigation, Ulsterman White House Insider report, FDIC vs Mutual Bank, Where is House Judiciary Committee? “You said earlier that Obama was more confident these days though… He is. Pelosi backed off. Issa appears to have done the same. Holder is holding the line. Information coming out of Chicago is still being limited – clamped down upon. That doesn’t mean they aren’t nervous. They are. Watch the Blagojevich thing – the trial. The deal to be made. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And what happened to Rezko? That’s part of...
  • Obama’s Friends Form Strategy to Stay Close

    11/09/2011 8:39:07 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    ny times ^ | December 13, 2008 | JODI KANTOR
    Barack Obama’s three closest friends — Valerie Jarrett, Martin Nesbitt and Dr. Eric Whitaker — sat down in the study of Mr. Nesbitt’s house in Chicago for one of their increasingly frequent heart-to-hearts. ... In the presidential campaign, the Obamas had a “no new friends” rule, surrounding themselves with a coterie of familiar faces. Even if the Obamas lift that rule in Washington, newcomers are unlikely to replicate the intensity of this group’s ties, formed over more than a decade ... They vacationed together: in December, with the Obamas in Hawaii; in August, with Ms. Jarrett on Martha’s Vineyard. Mr....
  • Dog and Lover Fly In Own Jet to “His Gayness” Obama (2010 flashback)

    11/07/2011 7:30:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    http://obamanationofdesolation ^ | 11/7/11 | Fellowship of the Minds
    Reggie’s the best athlete I know - Obama The rumors of Obama’s gayness abound, but the press is muzzled by the CFR like a trained lapdog. The Globe however ran an article recently about Donald Young, one of Obama’s alleged “gay lovers”, who was found murdered in Chicago. He was a gay choir director at the now infamous Trinity Church and reputedly a friend of Obama’s. Young’s mother thinks he was killed to protect Obama’s secret gay life during the campaign. This was reported by Larry Sinclair during the campaign. The media choose to bury the story. An article ran...
  • Prosecutors: Rezko should get up to 15 years in prison

    11/04/2011 4:32:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-4-11 | Natasha Korecki
    Federal prosecutors say Tony Rezko deserves to spend up to 15 years in prison for his crimes in two separate cases and that he damaged his own credibility by lying to the court. Prosecutors for the first time publicly addressed why they never called the convicted political fund-raiser to the witness stand after he began cooperating in 2008. They say in more than 19 meetings with them, he did not fully tell the truth about his own wrongdoing until he was confronted by agents with new information. Prosecutors said juries would never have accepted his word. “Rezko’s cooperation was heavily...
  • The guy who couldn't be touched is, finally (huge IL pubbie corruptocrat convicted)

    11/03/2011 9:49:44 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-2-11 | John Kass
    Guys like Bill Cellini don't get indicted in Illinois. And the puppet masters don't sit at the defense table in federal court, tapping their fingers, waiting for the jury to pronounce judgment. *snip* They're Democrats, they're Republicans. They're the bosses of the Combine. *snip* All involved should know that their ((prosecutors)) work is appreciated, by every taxpayer in this thoroughly corrupt state who've wondered how the puppet masters of the Combine keep getting away with it. On Tuesday, they didn't get away with it. And Bill Cellini went down.
  • FDIC sues officials failed bank, alleging misuse funds -Bank involved with Rezko/Obama land deal

    10/31/2011 3:57:44 PM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 31, 2011 | Becky Yerak
    Officers and directors of Mutual Bank issued $10.5 million in "imprudent" dividends, spent $250,000 of the bank's money on a wedding, and paid $495,000 in defense costs for a spouse's Medicaid fraud case before the Harvey-based lender failed in July 2009, a federal regulator alleged last week. Mutual was the bank that financed the purchase by the wife of political fundraiser Tony Rezko of a side lot in a deal that enabled Barack Obama to buy his dream house.In a lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois last week, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp....
  • William Cellini trial Capri Capital Obama connection, Operation Board Games

    10/19/2011 11:42:29 AM PDT · by opentalk · 1 replies
    Citizen Wells News ^ | October 19, 2011 | Citizen Wells
    Why was Obama promoting Capri Capital and other investment firms at the same time that Rezko, Levine and Cellini were shaking them down?” “Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?” “Why was Tony Rezko’s sentencing delayed?” Do not be fooled by the investigation of Jesse Jackson Jr. in the so called selling of Obama’s senate seat. This was a well crafted diversion intended to take the attention away from Obama’s earlier involvement in Chicago corruption with Tony Rezko, Stuart Levine, et al. The investigation of Jackson is another diversion. I...
  • Corruption sentencing delayed for Rezko, fundraiser for Blagojevich

    10/03/2011 10:06:03 AM PDT · by glorgau · 33 replies · 3+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9:37 a.m. CDT, October 3, 2011 | Annie Sweeney
    A judge has delayed sentencing for Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a top fundraiser and adviser to disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Rezko, convicted on corruption charges, was scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 21. But prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve to move the sentencing because another corruption trial connected to the Blagojevich administration starts this week – and includes allegations of an extortion plot involving Rezko. Prosecutors most directly involved in the Rezko sentencing are also handling the prosecution of William Cellini, a Springfield powerbroker whose trial on charges including attempted extortion and fraud starts this morning. In...
  • Documents Recived Cook County Treasurer’s Office Prove Fraud In Obama “Buffer Zone”

    10/02/2011 10:48:53 PM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 5 replies
    beforeitsnews.com ^ | 3 October, 2011 | theobamahustle
    Earlier this past August I was helped by Jerome Corsi and WND in getting the information out concerning the Rezko “buffer zone” that she, Rita Rezko deeded to the Trust that owns the Hyde Park Mansion the Obama‘s call their home in Chicago. In my last report which was reported in WND Tax fraud suspected in Obama land deal the one thing that I could not quite put my finger on was the lack of documentation concerning the separate real estate transaction that took place in 02/2006. It is well known that the Obama’s claim to have paid $104,500.00 for...
  • Why Illinois Should Invest Its Own Money

    09/09/2011 10:05:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Ward Room ^ | Sep 8, 2011 | Edward McClelland
    Why Illinois Should Invest Its Own Money William Cellini, one of Springfield’s most enduring slimeballs, is finally about to get his day in federal court. According to the Springfield State Journal-Register: The government has charged Cellini with conspiring to commit extortion with [Tony] Rezko, [Chris] Kelly and ex-TRS board member and Cellini ally Stuart Levine. Prosecutors said the four men conspired in the spring of 2004 to withhold $220 million in Teachers' Retirement System investment funds from a firm named Capri Capital unless Thomas Rosenberg, a principal in the firm, made a $1.5 million campaign contribution to Blagojevich or paid...
  • Federal Government Sells Forclosed Homes To Cronies To Collect Rent For HUD

    08/18/2011 10:25:35 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 19 replies
    RealMoney ^ | 8-18-2011 | Roger Arnold
    A Huge Housing Bargain -- but Not for You Roger Arnold 08/18/11 - 05:49 PM EDTThis column by Roger Arnold originally appeared on RealMoney on Aug. 11. For a free trial to RealMoney, follow . NEW YORK () -- The largest transfer of wealth from the public to private sector is about to begin. The federal government will be bulk-selling the massive portfolio of foreclosed homes now owned by HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private investors -- vulture funds. These homes, which are now the property of the U.S. government, the U.S. taxpayer, U.S. citizens collectively, are going...
  • Obama’s ineligibility: Prepare to defend America – Total leadership failure

    08/16/2011 6:08:23 AM PDT · by Ordinary_American · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 16, 2011 | Lawrence Sellin
    Just how many felonies does Barack Hussein Obama need to commit before anyone in the US Government speaks out? Millions of Americans are asking that question. We now learn that the Cook County Assessor’s Office confirms that Obama has likely committed real estate and tax fraud in a deal with Tony Rezko in Chicago. Add to that Presidential eligibility fraud, birth certificate fraud, Social Security Number fraud and Selective Service registration fraud.
  • Why do 3 supporters own Obama's home? [The Obama Hustle]

    05/08/2011 9:37:52 PM PDT · by a42966 · 69 replies
    WND ^ | 05/04/2011 | Jerome R. Corsi
    WND was assisted in the inquiry by an expert debt collector who had access to professional databases used by debt collection agencies and skip-tracing companies with proprietary "skip-trace" software designed to find debtors who have attempted to run away to avoid payment. WND's source wishes to remain anonymous to prevent the type of retaliation faced by other experts who have been cut off from using proprietary databases in their attempt to search Obama's records. The expert lives in the U.S. Southeast and has more than 10 years of experience in the financial and debt collection industries. He describes himself as...
  • Why do 3 supporters own Obama home?

    04/20/2011 7:03:10 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 132 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | April 20, 2011 | Jerome R. Corsi
    This, the first of a series of articles on the Obama home at 5046 S. Greenwood, establishes that three individuals other than Obama are listed in public records as owners and taxpayers on the property. Barack Obama is not among at least three people listed as current owners and taxpayers of the mansion his family calls home in Chicago's upscale Kenwood neighborhood, according to public records. WND reported in December 2008 that William Miceli, the attorney for convicted political operative Tony Rezko and a fundraiser for Obama, owns the Obama home at 5046 S. Greenwood.
  • Donald Trump Reconnects Barack Obama and Tony Rezko

    04/16/2011 10:23:21 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 73 replies
    Right Pundits ^ | Saturday, April 16th, 2011 at 4:31 am
    During a two-part interview on Fox News Channel′s Sean Hannity Show, Donald Trump continued his scorn for President Barack Obama. In addition to raising the unresolved questions about Obama′s birth certificate and college records, Trump returned to another unresolved mystery, Obama′s connections with convicted felon Tony Rezko. Antoin ′Tony′ Rezko, a Syrian immigrant, was a Chicago businessman and prominent fundraiser for Illinois politicians, including both Barack Obama and former governor, Rod Blagojevich. A federal investigation, known as Operation Board Games, headed by maverick Justice Department attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, unraveled a syndicate of Illinois politicians and businessman in one of the...
  • Another Body Blow… Trump Goes After Obama’s Close Ties to Crook Rezko

    04/11/2011 10:38:53 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 254 replies
    The RNC released this web video titled “Lapse in Judgement” back in 2008. http://youtu.be/Aj4_rtyfFu8 The ad revealed Barack Obama’s dealings with convicted felon and close friend Tony Rezko. This great ad described Obama’s relationship with the Chicago crook. Unfortunately, the left-wing media didn’t do its job and protected Obama from any honest attacks during the 2008 campaign. Today Donald Trump went after Obama’s close ties to convicted criminal Tony Rezko. IB Times reported: President Obama “never did a deal in his life except with Tony Rezko,” said Donald Trump on Fox News. “People should look into that one,” he added....
  • Donald Trump attacks Obama's dealings with Tony Rezko

    04/11/2011 6:35:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 1+ views
    President Obama “never did a deal in his life except with Tony Rezko,” said Donald Trump on Fox News. “People should look into that one,” he added. Trump once again went on the offensive against Obama. His previous point of attack was doubts over Obama’s birthplace. Now, it’s the latter’s long history with Tony Rezko, who Hillary Clinton in 2008 called a “slum landlord.” Rezko is am Illinoisan political fundraiser who was convicted for fraud and bribery in 2008. He was accused of using his political position to extort money from businesses seeking contracts from the Illinois Teachers System Board...
  • Donald Trump Responds To David Plouffe: I’m Obama’s ‘Worst Nightmare’ (video link)

    04/11/2011 9:55:58 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 109 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 4/11/2011 | Matt Schneider
    White House Senior Advisor David Plouffe yesterday suggested that Donald Trump is a “sideshow” with “zero chance” of being elected President. Plouffe likely expected that there was “zero chance” Trump would hear such remarks and not be eager to retaliate, which of course he did Trump’s response on Fox & Friends this morning: “Obviously I hit a nerve because they’re fighting me I don’t hear them talking about Mr. Pawlenty or anybody else. They’re talking only about Trump. And I can tell you, I’m their worst nightmare. I am not the person that they want to run against. And they...
  • Blagojevich Asks for Notes From F.B.I. Interview With Obama

    04/04/2011 10:58:55 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 1+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | April 4, 2011 | EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
    CHICAGO – Lawyers for Rod R. Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, are asking a judge for access to notes from an interview President Obama had with federal authorities over his former Senate seat. The request was made in a motion filed Monday in advance of Mr. Blagojevich’s April 20 retrial on federal corruption charges. The judge rejected a similar request before Mr. Blagojevich’s first trial last summer. Mr. Blagojevich will be tried again on 20 counts after the jury in the first trial was deadlocked on most charges. Prosecutors claim that Mr. Blagojevich tried to sell the Senate seat...
  • Rod Blagojevich to judge: Sentence me now and cancel retrial

    03/09/2011 8:31:50 AM PST · by STARWISE · 19 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 3-9-11 | Natasha Korecki
    Rod Blagojevich wants to cancel his retrial, asking to be sentenced immediately, however, prosecutors and the judge would have to approve of the request. His lawyers filed a five-page motion asking to proceed to sentencing right away and avoid a retrial that’s set to begin April 20. “A second prosecution of this case is an irresponsible use of taxpayer funds in light of the current economic crisis and Blagojevich’s imminent sentencing on the conviction from the first trial,” lawyers wrote in the motion. U.S. District Judge James Zagel and federal prosecutors would have to agree however, to dismiss the remaining...
  • Obama's Weekly Job Approval Retreats to 46%

    03/09/2011 10:00:05 AM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Gallup ^ | March 8, 2011 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- President Barack Obama averaged 46% job approval the week of Feb. 28-March 6, his lowest weekly average since mid-December. Obama's weekly approval rating had steadily improved from mid-December to late January, peaking at 50% during the final two weeks in January, before dropping below that mark in February. Trend, November 2010-March 2011: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Obama is now essentially back to where he was in the immediate post-election phase of 2010. The decline could be due to a number of issues the administration is...
  • Convicted Rezko partner cooperated with feds (More of the Chicago way)

    03/09/2011 10:23:05 AM PST · by Islander7 · 7 replies
    Souht Town Star ^ | March 8, 2011 | Natasha Korecki
    A onetime Tony Rezko business partner, who once was a Chicago cop and chief executive of a company that won a $50 million security contract in Iraq, has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Chicago after he cooperated with authorities. Daniel T. Frawley pleaded guilty on Feb. 14 to bank fraud and structuring transactions — a plea that came about two weeks after his charges were made public.
  • Rev. Peterson To FBI: Place Farrakhan on Domestic Enemies List

    03/01/2011 9:32:09 AM PST · by abigail2 · 53 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | March 1, 2011 | abigail2
    Rev. Peterson To FBI: Place Farrakhan on Domestic Enemies List Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, is calling on the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) to keep a close eye on Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan after his “Saviour’s Day 2011” speech predicting America’s doom. Farrakhan warned, “What you’re looking at in Tunisia, in Egypt…Libya, in Bahrain…what you see happening there…you’d better prepare because it will be coming to your door, America.” Rev. Peterson said, “Louis Farrakhan is a domestic enemy of the United States of America and should be placed at the top of...
  • Gingrich: Obama Sparks 'Constitutional Crisis,' Raises Impeachment Specter

    02/25/2011 1:36:45 PM PST · by Red Badger · 178 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 2-25-2011 | By Jim Meyers and Ashley Martella
    In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV Friday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Barack Obama’s decision not to fully enforce the Defense of Marriage law has sparked a constitutional crisis as he has directly violated his constitutional duties by arbitrarily suspending a law. Gingrich for the first time raised the specter of Obama’s removal from office, noting that, if a “President Sarah Palin” had taken a similar action, there would have been immediate calls for her impeachment. Obama Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday that the administration will not defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act...
  • Nadhmi Auchi and the New Statesman

    10/13/2008 2:05:07 PM PDT · by Danae · 15 replies · 1,112+ views
    The New Statesman ^ | 10-6-2008 | Martin Bright
    The brilliant people at Wikileaks have produced a very useful collection of articles about stories removed from media websites following legal threats from an Iraqi billionaire The British-based Iraqi billionaire Nadhmi Auchi has become a highly controversial figure in the United States after being linked to Chicago-based businessman Tony Rezko - the weak link in the Obama campaign. The freedom of information site Wikileaks has now published some fascinating material about Auchi's attempts to stop people writing about him. Auchi was convicted of fraud by the French courts in 2003 for his involvement in illegal payments surrounding a deal he...
  • Rezko sentencing delayed

    01/06/2011 3:17:56 PM PST · by opentalk · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January, 6, 2011 | Annie Sweeney
    Sentencing was postponed today for a tired and gaunt-looking Antoin "Tony" Rezko in case he still testifies at the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, scheduled to begin in April. However his attorney made it clear that he is not willing to wait beyond September. Now housed in a county facility, Rezko is not able to go outside or have contact with his family beyond seeing them briefly from behind a glass façade. "I have not had fresh air since my conviction,'' Rezko told U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse. "I have no contact visit...