Tony Rezko Obama Blagojevich corruption crony released from prison to halfway house, Rezko had closer relationship with Obama than Rod Blagojevich
“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich
“An unusual court delay is keeping Rod Blagojevich’s appeal “out of sight, out of mind.””…Chicago Tribune April 10, 2015
“Regardless of how this plays out, it benefits Obama. If there is no appeal or the appeal is denied, Blagojevich will be sequestered. If the appeal proceeds, it could drag out beyond impacting the 2012 election cycle. The intent is obvious.”…Citizen Wells, July 19, 2011
Tony Rezko, with long time corruption ties to Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich, has been released from prison to a halfway house.
From the Chicago Tribune July 7, 2015.
“Political insider Tony Rezko released to halfway house”
“Disgraced political insider Antoin “Tony” Rezko was released from federal prison in downstate Pekin on Tuesday and transferred to a halfway house in the Chicago area, authorities said.
Rezko was sentenced to 10 1/2 years 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.
He was furloughed Tuesday morning, according to Ed Ross, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.”
“Rezko, an immigrant with an American rags-to-riches story, also pleaded guilty in October 2010 to a separate federal fraud charge over the bogus sale of his pizza restaurants.
Over the years, Rezko raised money for scores of local politicians, including Mayor Harold Washington and President Barack Obama.
Rezko’s release from custody is slated for May 5, 2016, according to Ross. Under terms of his furlough, Rezko must receive permission to leave the halfway house, Ross said.”
From Citizen Wells April 9, 2015.
“Somber Blagojevich – federal inmate No. 40892-424 – whiles away his days bizarrely babbling about President Barack Obama and vowing that he will one day reclaim electoral glory!
“He’s constantly muttering to himself about Obama and blames the president for him being in prison and is sure he will be released within the year,” said the jailhouse source. “He plans to run for president as soon as he can!”
What were Obama and Blagojevich discussing in 2008?
TIME: 10:44 A.M.
ACTIVITY: Rod Blagojevich home line incoming call.
BLAGOJEVICH: Rod Blagojevich
HARRIS: John Harris
BLAGOJEVICH I just talked to Balanoff.
HARRIS Yeah. You called him?
BLAGOJEVICH It’s clear he got the message back from them they want no part of me. You know the Rezko thing and…
HARRIS Right, right.
BLAGOJEVICH I thin-, you know, it’s really, I get that I’m a big boy and I can handle that, but it’s really fucking galling, this guy is more Tony’d up than I am. And it’s almost like they fucking conspi-, made a concerted effort and they got the Chicago media to fucking make me wear Rezko more. To fucking dilute it from him.”