Obama Rezko Blagojevich Levine Mahru and a host of Chicago corruption cronies, Rezko evidentiary proffer, Obama and Mahru mentioned in proffer, Chicago corruption individuals A to Z
“There is enough corruption in Illinois so that all it takes is someone who is serious about finding it to uncover it. If a U.S. attorney is not finding corruption in Illinois, they’re not seriously looking for it.”…Northwestern Law Professor James Lindgren
“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″
The strangest thing happened (ha ha).
I began discovering Obama’s past very early in 2008 just as Obama was gaining prominence in the Democrat primaries and the Tony Rezko trial was beginning.
I learned much from articles written in the Chicago area going back to 2004 and earlier and even the Boston Globe.
I delved in to the Rezko legal documents including the superceding indictment and trial transcripts.
It did not take long to discern the depths of Obama’s entanglement with Rezko, Levine, Blagojevich and even Rezko’s business partner Daniel Mahru.
Very soon, as I observed articles, documents, videos and photos being scrubbed or withheld from public view on the internet, I made it a practice to not only quote documents, but to save them.
I was recently following up on Daniel Mahru and found references to Mahru as “Individual Z” in my notes and articles from 2007. However, I did not find “Individual Z” in my collection of USDOJ documents.
I did not have a copy of the Rezko Evidentiary Proffer from 2007.
After much searching, I found a copy of the proffer and uploaded it to Scribd.
It is very interesting.
Obama and Daniel Mahru have more in common than being tied to long time Chicago corruption and cronies and meeting regularly at Rezko’s business Rezmar location for years, they are both referred to in the Rezko Evidentiary Proffer.
Maybe that is why the proffer was so difficult to find?
From the Chicago SunTimes January 20, 2008.
“Obama surfaces in Rekzo’s federal corruption case
Source confirmed Obama is the unnamed “political candidate” referred to in document which outlines case against Rezko”
“The allegations against Rezko that involve Obama are contained in one paragraph of a 78-page document filed last month in which prosecutors outline their corruption and fraud case against Rezko, who was also a key money man for Gov. Blagojevich and other politicians.
Rezko is set to go to trial Feb. 25. The revelation that Obama’s name could come up in court is a political headache he doesn’t need as he heads into a round of primaries that are likely to determine his party’s nomination for president.
Obama is not named in the Dec. 21 court document. But a source familiar with the case confirmed that Obama is the unnamed “political candidate” referred to in a section of the document that accuses Rezko of orchestrating a scheme in which a firm hired to handle state teacher pension investments first had to pay $250,000 in “sham” finder’s fees. From that money, $10,000 was donated to Obama’s successful run for the Senate in the name of a Rezko business associate, according to the court filing and the source.
Rezko, who was part of Obama’s senatorial finance committee, also is accused of directing “at least one other individual” to donate money to Obama and then reimbursing that individual — in possible violation of federal election law.”
(You will probably have to use the WayBack Machine)
Evelyn Pringle, “Operation Board games for Slum Lords”
“Rezko’s partner in the Rezmar development company, Daniel Mahru, is referred to as “Individual Z” in the indictment, and according to court filings, Rezko told Mahru that “$500 million” of TRS money was earmarked for their company. Mahru is reportedly cooperating with federal investigators.”
“In addition to lining their own pockets, the money gained through the scheme was funneled to the campaigns of Blagojevich and Obama. Prosecutors have identified two $10,000 payments that were made to Obama’s US Senate campaign through straw donors Joseph Aramanda and Elie Maloof, which originated from a kickback paid by investment firm, Glencoe Capital, to secure approval for a $50 million deal.”