Blagojevich trial jury verdict, Tony Rezko, Stuart Levine, If I were a juror, Thanks Mary Schmich

Blagojevich trial jury verdict, Tony Rezko, Stuart Levine, If I were a juror

I ran across this article written by Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune.

“If I were a Blago juror …”

“If I were a juror, I’d wonder why we never heard from so many of the allegedly bad guys — Tony Rezko, Stuart Levine — mentioned by the prosecution.”

Read more:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-schmich-0728-20100728,0,2697214.column

Thanks to Mary Schmich. This should be front page news.

From part 6 in the series here on the Blagojevich trial, protecting Obama and US Justice Department corruption.

“Beginning with

“THE GOVERNMENT’S PROFFER REGARDING THE EXISTENCE OF A CONSPIRACY”

Pages 15 to 52  reveal Blagojevich’s involvement in corruption beginning in 2002 and going into the summer of 2008. Here are some of the names mentioned in this section:

Tony Rezko

Stuart Levine

Patti Blagojevich

John Harris

Christopher Kelly

Alonzo Monk

Joseph Cari

William Cellini

Robert Weinstein

Ali Ata

Joseph Aramanda

Daniel Mahru

Fortune Massuda

Imad Almanaseer

Michel Malek

Jacob Kiferbaum

Out of this 91 page document, 38 pages are loaded with names and events tied to Rod Blagojevich from 2002 to the summer of 2008. Beginning on page 52 and to page 90 are references to Blagojevich shady dealings primarily from the summer of 2008 on.”

As noted in part 5 of this series, Tony Rezko’s name was mentioned approximately 288 times in the Evidentiary Proffer. The above numbers reveal that of the evidence presented in the Proffer, 38 pages are loaded with names and corruption activities tied to Blagojevich from 2002 to mid 2008. And yet neither Tony Rezko or Stuart Levine were called as witnesses. And just as predicted and warned about here, the focus of the trial was the selling of Obama’s senate seat.”

Read more

If I were a juror, I would be shocked at the prosecution’s case, their shortening of the trial and their failure to call many key witnesses.

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34 responses to “Blagojevich trial jury verdict, Tony Rezko, Stuart Levine, If I were a juror, Thanks Mary Schmich

  1. AZ-legal citizen

    U.S. Citzenship and Immigration Services Memo Details Administration’s Plan to Provide Mass Amnesty Through Administrative Actions.

    “The memo proposes 18 different ways for the Obama Administration to essentially eliminate our borders through regulatory fiat and in clear violation of the letter and the spirit of U.S. immigration laws, which Obama swore an oath to faithfully execute,” said NumbersUSA’s Director of Government Relations Rosemary Jenks.

    The memo is an alternative plan to amnesty “in the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” In addition to using deferred action and parole, which were previously identified in two separate letters drafted by Sen. Grassely and signed by 11 other Senators (read the first and second letters), the memo outlines ways that USCIS can extend benefits and protections to individuals and groups of people by lessening the standards used in “extreme hardship” cases.

    http://www.numbersusa.com/content/news/july-29-2010/uscis-memo-details-administrations-plan-provide-mass-amnesty-through-executive-act

    http://www.numbersusa.com/content/files/ExecutiveMemo.pdf

  2. Citizen Carlyle (FUBO)

    This should be front page news.

    Absolutely. This should be of great interest to the publishers and the readers. Even if BO, RE, VJ, and others were not involved – and we focus JUST on Blago – why did they promise so much and deliver so little. Why did they take a slam dunk case and turn it into a circus? It is definitely WTH and WTF? Somebody’s got some splainin to do.

    If I were a juror, I would be shocked at the prosecution’s case, their shortening of the trial and their failure to call many key witnesses.

    Having been on many juries and being foreman a couple of times, I can put myself in the juror’s shoes. This might be a passing ‘human interest’ musing as we settled in with our coffee. But other than that – absolutely irrelevant. Our job is to weigh the case that WAS presented. Period. Not speculate on the case that COULD have been presented. Nor would anything we imagine to be in the missing information be used in any way in our conclusions.

  3. Free Speech

    First jury note to judge in blago trial

    In its first note since beginning deliberations late yesterday morning, the jury in the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked today for a transcript of at least one of the government’s closing arguments.

    But U.S. District Judge James Zagel denied the request, saying he would write back to the jury that closing arguments were not evidence. Both the prosecution and defense agreed with the decision.

    Zagel said he could see why the jury would want the transcript, since it might provide a “roadmap” for deliberations. Assistant U.S. Atty. Christopher Niewoehner’s closing had been especially detailed and given in Powerpoint style on an overhead screen.

    The judge said he might be willing to revisit the request if it is made later in deliberations. But he said if he were to grant it, he would be inclined to give the panel transcripts of all the closing arguments.

  4. Free Speech

    There are more than enough tips, rumors and personal knowledge to now Indict bo and his co-conspirators in Counties all across America.

    Mark Levine: “The possibility of impeachment does not immunize the president from criminal prosecution. He remains, at all times, a citizen of the United States who is answerable to the law.”

    Justice Lewis Powell:“ Such an investigation may be triggered by tips, rumors… or the personal knowledge of the grand jurors.”

    For information on forming a Secret Grand Jury to investigate crimes go here:

    http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-start-and-lead-citizens-grand.html

    http://dewdropwarriors.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html

    For information on Crimes committed by the BHO campaign:

    https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/category/nashville

  5. Free Speech

    Philo-Publius // July 29, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief’s New Venture: EmergingCorruption.com

    ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief, the brave young woman whose conscience wouldn’t allow her to cover for ACORN’s criminal activity while she was in its employ, has started a new venture. A website dedicated to rooting out government corruption called http://www.EmergingCorruption.com was launched last weekend headed by Anita and a cadre of writers and researchers
    http://tinyurl.com/2wgu94l

    **************************************
    Thanks Philo-Publius

  6. Cabby, the way I see it is in (…)

    Cabby – AZ // July 29, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    This is just a personal observation. Free Speech is a lawyer, and, accordingly, he is used to having an adversary – like in a courtroom. I don’t believe he means any harm, but it is his specialty to create or develop an antagonist against which he can emote. That is why one or another ends up at some time being labeled an obot, or on his O skip list. That is a sort of baiting technique borrowed from legal strategy?

    (Yes, FS has been treating this blog as a courtroom but not a classroom, where we brainstormed, and those he disagreed with his adversaries. Therefore, he meant harm to destroy his opponents calling them obots to rid of them by all means – that is what attorney does in the courtroom, just to win by all means. FS is a lost soul in the courtroom who loves to bait, provoke and win.)

    Free Speech likes, among other things, a vigorous debate, and if things get a little tame, then his talents go to work. We have got to understand him. He has proved his patriotism by what he has endured, and he appreciates participating here. He does have good legal information to impart to us when we need it.

    (FS likes, among copying and pasting, to bully others, and if things get a little tame, he jumps in for the kill. I think we do understand him. Only co-dependants who are in denial would continue to allow themselves to be hurt and bullied by him. As far as his legal information is concerned I don’t know much about it – so no comment here.)

    If everybody treats CW here as a classroom for knowledge, info, positive debates and brainstorming, we will have peace and success. We must UNITE and call out the unloving and/or unpatriotic bad guys.

    God bless We The People!
    God bless The Republic of United States of America!

  7. bob strauss

    Free Speech, or anyone,What do you think about Arizona using the quo warranto as a defense against the usurper and his policies to deny AZ sovereignty?

    Arizona can’t do it fast enough to suit me.

  8. bob strauss

    Andy Martin sex probe helps break Chicago Republican Party scandal
    July 29, 2010 by andymartinny

    “I don’t care what a person’s sexual orientation is,” Martin continues. “Everyone should be welcome in both major political parties. But we cannot lie to the public and lie to each other. The potential for blackmail by mendacious Democrats is simply too great. I am not against Mark Kirk because he is gay. I am against Kirk because he is being blackmailed because of his private life, and jeopardizing the Republican Party’s chance of victory. I am against Mark Kirk because he is a liar and impostor.
    *****************************************

    This could be said about our usurper. Andy Martin says it best.

  9. bob strauss

    Oral Argument Moved to September 8, 2010 In Chrysler Dealers’ Appeal
    Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2010 by naturalborncitizen

    The Court, sua sponte, moved the oral argument to September 8, 2010.

    Steve and I were ready to argue the case, but now we have five extra weeks to prepare and we intend to put that time to good use. In all things, preparation is the best offense. So it’s back to the books.

    Leo Donofrio, Esq. for the law firm of Pidgeon & Donofrio GP
    ****************************************
    Delaying justice.

  10. bob strauss

    Found this little tidbit at The Steady Drip, nice piece.

    DECORATED ARMY DOCTOR LTC TERRY LAKIN MAKES FORMAL REQUEST TO COMMANDING GENERAL FOR DEPOSITION OF HAWAII STATE DEPT OF HEALTH

    ____________________________

    Testimony Sought of “Custodian of Records” AND Production of all records relating to President

    Decision to be made by Army Major General

    Washington, D.C., July 29, 2010. The Army doctor who is facing a court martial for refusing to obey orders, including a deployment order for his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, has formally requested his Commanding General approve a deposition in Hawaii of the records-keeper of the State Department of Health—and the production of all of their records concerning Barack Obama.

    The records Lakin seeks have been the subject of intense interest ever since the closing days of the 2008 presidential campaign when a document appeared on the internet purporting to be a certification that Hawaii’s Dept. of Health had records showing he had been born in Honolulu. Since then, Dr. Chiyome Fukino the head of that agency has made public statements on the subject, but has refused all requests for copies of the actual records in the Department’s custody. Recently, a former Hawaii elections clerk has come forward saying that he was told that the Department’s records showed Obama was NOT born in Hawaii.

    The United States Constitution requires that a person be a “natural born citizen” to be elected to the presidency. If Mr. Obama was not born in Honolulu as he has claimed, then he is unlikely to be a “natural born citizen”. An examination of the records kept by the Hawaii Dept. of Health are an essential first step in ascertaining Mr. Obama’s constitutional eligibility to hold the office to which he was elected in 2008.

    While no civil litigant has obtained discovery of these records, and all the civil lawsuits seeking those records have been dismissed on procedural grounds, Lakin’s case is different because he is the subject of criminal prosecution, and upon conviction stands in jeopardy of being sentenced to years at hard labor in the penitentiary.

    Lakin’s request was submitted by his counsel to the Commanding General of the Military District of Washington, Major General Karl R. Horst, under Rule 702(b) of the Rules for Courts-Martial, which provides that “A convening authority who has the charges for disposition or, after referral, the convening authority or the military judge may order that a deposition be taken on request of a party.”

    Lakin’s civilian attorney has been provided to him by the American Patriot Foundation, a non-profit group incorporated in 2003 to foster appreciation and respect for the U.S. Constitution, which has established a fund for Lakin’s legal defense. Further details are available on the Foundation’s website, http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com.

  11. bob strauss

    DECORATED ARMY DOCTOR LTC TERRY LAKIN MAKES FORMAL REQUEST TO COMMANDING GENERAL FOR DEPOSITION OF HAWAII STATE DEPT OF HEALTH

    ____________________________

    Testimony Sought of “Custodian of Records” AND Production of all records relating to President

    Decision to be made by Army Major General

    Washington, D.C., July 29, 2010. The Army doctor who is facing a court martial for refusing to obey orders, including a deployment order for his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, has formally requested his Commanding General approve a deposition in Hawaii of the records-keeper of the State Department of Health—and the production of all of their records concerning Barack Obama.

    The records Lakin seeks have been the subject of intense interest ever since the closing days of the 2008 presidential campaign when a document appeared on the internet purporting to be a certification that Hawaii’s Dept. of Health had records showing he had been born in Honolulu. Since then, Dr. Chiyome Fukino the head of that agency has made public statements on the subject, but has refused all requests for copies of the actual records in the Department’s custody. Recently, a former Hawaii elections clerk has come forward saying that he was told that the Department’s records showed Obama was NOT born in Hawaii.

    The United States Constitution requires that a person be a “natural born citizen” to be elected to the presidency. If Mr. Obama was not born in Honolulu as he has claimed, then he is unlikely to be a “natural born citizen”. An examination of the records kept by the Hawaii Dept. of Health are an essential first step in ascertaining Mr. Obama’s constitutional eligibility to hold the office to which he was elected in 2008.

    While no civil litigant has obtained discovery of these records, and all the civil lawsuits seeking those records have been dismissed on procedural grounds, Lakin’s case is different because he is the subject of criminal prosecution, and upon conviction stands in jeopardy of being sentenced to years at hard labor in the penitentiary.

    Lakin’s request was submitted by his counsel to the Commanding General of the Military District of Washington, Major General Karl R. Horst, under Rule 702(b) of the Rules for Courts-Martial, which provides that “A convening authority who has the charges for disposition or, after referral, the convening authority or the military judge may order that a deposition be taken on request of a party.”

    Lakin’s civilian attorney has been provided to him by the American Patriot Foundation, a non-profit group incorporated in 2003 to foster appreciation and respect for the U.S. Constitution, which has established a fund for Lakin’s legal defense. Further details are available on the Foundation’s website, http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com.

  12. The sex scandal in Cook County has nothing to do with Mark Kirk. The person involved is Jeremy Rose. His actions are being covered up by Lee Roupas and perhaps Pat Brady.

    Mark Kirk is not a liar and an imposter. The only thing that he has against him is that he has come out.

    Andy Martin is a nasty piece of work and a hypocrite because he will not do the background research on Øbama

  13. Citizen Carlyle (FUBO)

    A Critical Examination of Matt Simmons’ Claims on the Deepwater Spill

    http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6789#more

    Day in and day out these people have proven to be a reliable resource on this whole topic. I usually try to cross-corroborate things two or three ways. But even as a single source, I lean heavily toward believing these people. On this specific topic, one thing that has lowered my willingness to believe Matt Simmons is that his chemistry and physics is provably wrong. For me that casts a shadow over everything he says.

    Of course, if you are an un-critical worshipper, than a little dose of facts will probably not sway you very much. But for the rest of you – this should prove enlightening.

  14. Citizen Carlyle – 12:29 AM
    “Of course, if you are an un-critical worshipper, than a little dose of facts will probably not sway you very much. But for the rest of you – this should prove enlightening.”
    *************************
    Thanks for sharing this information. Personally I have not gotten very deep into the Gulf Gusher matter, so depend on your bringing the important stuff. Somehow videos alone don’t cut it with me.

    I gave a cursory reading to the data given at the site you referenced, and I would say that Matt Simmons is quite off base on one detail I can understand – the size of the so-called underwater body of oil. The dimensions he gives – the size of the state of Washington times
    500 ft. deep calculates out to be totally impossible. Apparently Mr. Simmons has been a reliable source in the past. Maybe his age is interfering with his ability to fully function as he once did. Sad, if that should be the case.

  15. truthbetold11

    obama cannot be touched riots would be out of control millions of obots who cant comprehend he is that corrupt. think about it. it only take sa few to cause chaos. look at obama and 10 of his friends and the damage their doing.

  16. Our Constitution, Article III, Sec. 2, clause 2 says:

    “In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction…”

    When a federal district court judge presides over a case which the Constitution specifically prohibits her from hearing, and even issues a ruling enjoining the enforcement of a State Law,
    is the state, in this case Arizona, legally obligated to abide by her ruling?

  17. #

    truthbetold11 // July 30, 2010 at 2:04 am

    obama cannot be touched riots would be out of control millions of obots who cant comprehend he is that corrupt. think about it. it only take sa few to cause chaos. look at obama and 10 of his friends and the damage their doing.

    _____________________________

    Lord Acton’s dictum –

    “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or certainty of corruption by full authority. THERE IS NO WORSE HERESY THAN THE FACT THAT THE OFFICE SANCTIFIES THE HOLDER OF IT.”

  18. Free Speech

    BAN THESE OBOT PERVERTS!

    Portuguese Revolutionary War Hero – Peter Francisco // July 30, 2010 at 12:42 am

    ==============
    Mr Wells has joined Elvis and Jacko. They have left the building.
    What we have is an overtake and the false arrest of Leo The Liar was a HOAX to suck Mr Wells in and now Mr. Wells is either DEAD or encarcerated.
    The ENEMY has taken over and sidelined MR WElls.
    May God have mercy on his soul and if alive may He keep him safe.

  19. Free Speech

    Call the Grand Jurors in your County and DEMAND the INDICTMENT, CONVICTION & IMPRISONMENT of bo & all of his co-conspirators for their CRIMES.

    Justice Lewis Powell:“ Such an investigation may be triggered by tips, rumors… or the personal knowledge of the grand jurors.”.

    Mark Levine: “The possibility of impeachment does not immunize the president from criminal prosecution. He remains, at all times, a citizen of the United States who is answerable to the law.”

    For information on forming a Secret Grand Jury to investigate crimes go here:

    http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-start-and-lead-citizens-grand.html

    http://dewdropwarriors.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html

    http://grandjury.blogtownhall.com

    For information on Crimes committed by the BHO campaign:

    https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/category/nashville

  20. BREAKING NEWS – “1984” IS HERE NOW

    EXCLUSIVE: GOOGLE, CIA INVEST IN “FUTURE” OF WEB MONITORING

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/07/exclusive-google-cia/

  21. They have already blocked ” http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/07/exclusive-google-cia/

    Go to Drudgereport to see it

  22. >>>>truthbetold11 // July 30, 2010 at 2:04 am
    obama cannot be touched riots would be out of control millions of obots who cant comprehend he is that corrupt. think about it. it only take sa few to cause chaos. look at obama and 10 of his friends and the damage their doing<<<<

    Wow,
    You mean that liberal obots would be dumbfounded and violent. So, we have a group that love to protest, are racist, that don't respect others property and person, whom are going to come out and riot. Yea, almost forgot, they are mostly unarmed since they are anti-gun too.

    On the other side we have large groups of conservatives, many with military, police, and para-military training, that are armed to the teeth.

    While I promot NO VIOLENCE, I want to get a ring side ticket to this one.

    Pete

  23. Free Speech

    Pete // July 30, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Considering the damage that bo has already done it may come to that but first we should follow Sheriff Joe’s lead and imprison bo & his thugs.

    Call the Grand Jurors in your County and DEMAND the INDICTMENT, CONVICTION & IMPRISONMENT of bo & all of his co-conspirators for their CRIMES.

    Justice Lewis Powell:“ Such an investigation may be triggered by tips, rumors… or the personal knowledge of the grand jurors.”.

    Mark Levine: “The possibility of impeachment does not immunize the president from criminal prosecution. He remains, at all times, a citizen of the United States who is answerable to the law.”

    For information on forming a Secret Grand Jury to investigate crimes go here:

    http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-start-and-lead-citizens-grand.html

    http://dewdropwarriors.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html

    http://grandjury.blogtownhall.com

    For information on Crimes committed by the BHO campaign:

    https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/category/nashville

  24. Philo-Publius

    More on The Amnesty Memo at NRO Corner
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/233793/amnesty-memo-robert-verbruggen

    Since they administration is refusing to answer questions about it, I suspect the plan is moving forward…they need those voters.

  25. Philo-Publius

    Democrats Keep Door Open to Dangerous Lame Duck Session

    Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) issued the following statement after offering a resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives calling on Congress not to hold a lame duck session after Election Day for the purpose of passing hugely unpopular legislation like a national energy tax, enormous deficit spending bills, and the kickback to Big Labor known as “Card Check.”

    “Americans are sick and tired of their elected leaders making backroom deals to ram through unpopular, 2000-page bills that no one has read,” said Chairman Price. “They are sick of out-of-touch politicians, and they are tired of being ignored.
    http://tinyurl.com/2e7elqu

  26. Philo-Publius

    Economic Growth Slows To 2.4 Percent Pace In Second Quarter, Weakest Pace In Nearly A Year
    http://tinyurl.com/39kfm5w

    Yes, its the “Summer of Recovery”.

  27. Philo-Publius

    Mexican Flag Flies as Dozens Arrested at Illegal-Immigration Law Protests
    http://tinyurl.com/29zleyh

    Immigration Reform? Let’s Try Mexico’s Immigration Law!
    http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/lillpop022707.htm

  28. Philo-Publius

    First in the Nation Referendum on Obamacare: Yes on Prop C
    http://tinyurl.com/257vd6a

    Looks like Obama may be going to court again.

  29. Philo-Publius

    Pelosi: We want Card Check ASAP

    Pelosi wants Card Check in order to get unions to increase their membership rolls — and the dues they get to collect. Those dues will mean bigger political contributions, which will mean more money to the Democratic Party.
    http://tinyurl.com/253zq2q

    Looks like a busy news day.

  30. Philo-Publius

    Never Give Up our Electoral College
    TEN STATES COULD CONTROL THE ENTIRE NATION IF WE DO

    http://www.thepostemail.com/2010/07/29/never-give-up-our-electoral-college/

    Since the Constitution guarantees every state a representative republican form of government, why doesn’t someone in any of these states passing this garbage challenge it in court?

  31. Philo-Publius

    ONLY the US Supreme Court has Constitutional Authority to Conduct the Trial

    Does anyone read the U.S. Constitution these days? American lawyers don’t read it. Federal Judge Susan R. Bolton apparently has never read it. Same goes for our illustrious Attorney General Eric Holder. But this lawyer has read it and she is going to show you something in Our Constitution which is as plain as the nose on your face.

    Article III, Sec. 2, clause 2 says:

    In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction…

    “Original” jurisdiction means the power to conduct the “trial” of the case (as opposed to hearing an appeal from the judgment of a lower court).
    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/25983

  32. Even Snopes said bo was not a natural born citizen back when they were supporting Hillary and before they decided to scrub and cover up for that usurper.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1lGFYYNkw_o/TFHbH-UEKEI/AAAAAAAABeE/J2zFGeC9SGs/s1600/Snopes

  33. A new headache for Giannoulias? Another Rezko loan
    His family bank lent $22.75 million, in newly uncovered deal
    http://www.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs/2555870,CST-NWS-watchdogs02.article

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