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.”
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.
“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:
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.”
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.