Blagojevich trial, Obama corruption ties, Health planning board
The following comment was posted by megan this morning.
“I thought it might be interesting to look at Obama’s timeline in setting up the Health Facilities Planning Board and how he benefitted from it (well, before money was traced back to him anyway and allegedly donated to charity.)
Personally, I think we should demand that any politician that donates corrupt funds should be required to note what charity those funds were given to, so it can be verified and the organization can be checked to ensure it’s a valid charity with a clean record.
January – August 2003 – Obama was Chairman of the Senate HHS Board…just long enough to get the corrupt board in place for Rezko/Blagojevich.
He pushed Senate Bill 1332 “Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act” – which reduced Board members from 15 members to only 9 members…this is what made it possible for Rezko to have control over the board’s voting.
The bill was filed February 20, reviewed February 27th and Obama sent word that the bill should be passed by March 13th. On May 21, 2003, House and Senate passed the bill. The only Senator with “Yes” vote mentioned during the Rezko trial was Obama. Another change that Obama made in the bill was to remove the power to appoint board members from the board itself and give it to the Governor (Blagojevich).
Blagojevich then made the effective date of the bill – JUNE 27, 2003 after already having lined up the corrupt board members to fill it. Maybe it’s just an odd coincidence that Obama got TONS of donations from recently appointed board members on JUNE 30, 2003…only 3 (THREE) days after Blagojevich made this corrupt board “legal”?
On June 30, 2003…
Obama gets $5000 after Ali Ata was appointed as Director at IFA
Obama gets $6000 after Alison Davis gets appointment on Investment Board
Obama gets $15,000 after Dr. Michael Malek gets appointment on Hospital Facility Board
Obama gets $5000 after Abdelhamid Chaib’s wife gets appointment on Employee Security Board
Obama gets $10,000 from Elie Maloof – Rezko used him as one of several strawmen to donate funds to certain politicians.
Obama gets $1000 after Phil Cacciatore (one of Auchi’s Riverside Park Investors) gets seat on Board
Obama gets $1000 after Velma Butler (one of Auchi’s Riverside Park Investors) was recommended for Board
Obama gets $1000 after Martello Pollack (Vegas Crystal Comm) received Iraqi Construction contracts
Obama gets $1000 after Jack Carriglio gets appointed to Board
Obama gets $500 (with an additional $1250 the following year) after Anthony Abboud gets appointed to Board
Obama gets $3000 from Michael Winter, who helped Rezko in funneling kickbacks through investment firm
Obama gets $1000 after Talat Othman gets appointed to Board
Obama gets $1000 from both David Gustman and another $1000 from Gustman’s wife after he is appointed Board Chairman
But no….I’m sure it’s ALL JUST A COINCIDENCE, right??
Also…had to laugh when Wright was complaining again about rich white folk – how much is that mansion he’s living in again??”