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Governor Rod Blagojevich arrested, December 9, 2008, IL Governor arrested, Obama endorsed, Patrick Fitzgerald investigation, Pay to play, Barack Obama next?, Tony Rezko, Stuart Levine, Robert Weinstein, Elie Maloof, Ali Ata, Chicago corruption, Illinois corruption

Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois was arrested today, Tuesday,
December 9, 2008. Blagojevich was regularly mentioned in the same
sentence as Tony Rezko, Stuart Levine and Obama during the Rezko
trial. It has long been suspected that blagojevich and possibly
Obama would be indicted and Blagojevich narrowly missed being recalled
in the IL legislature. The Citizen Wells blog has provided many articles
on Rod Blagojevich, his ties to crime and corruption in Chicago and
Illinois and Obama and Rezko.

Governor Rod Blagojevich arrested

US Department of Justice Press Release


Here are some interesting articles on Rod Blagojevich:

From the Petition to Impeach, expel Senator Obama:

Whereas: Senator Barack Obama used the office of IL Senator to
facilitate the vote rigging in Chicago as chairman of the Illinois Senate
Health and Human Services Committee. Mr. Obama pushed legislation in Senate Bill
1332 to reduce the number of members of the Health Facilities Planning Board
from 15 to 9. Mr. Obama did conspire with Stuart Levine, Tony Rezko and
Rod Blogojevich to rig the committee and was rewarded with campaign
contributions. The new members appointed included 3 doctors who contributed to
Mr. Obama. On April 21, 2004, Stuart Levine explicitly advised Dr. Robert Weinstein,
who is now indicted, of Tony Rezko’s role in manipulating the Planning Board’s vote.


Citizen Wells articles on Governor Rod Blagojevich:

April 29, 2008 Blagojevich, Blackwell, Rezko “pay to play”

May 1, 2008 Blagojevich, Rezko, Elie Maloof

May 2, 2008 Blagojevich narrowly missed being recalled

May 14, 2008 Blagojevich in middle of controversies, supported by Obama

May 18, 2008 Blagojevich, Stuart Levine, Ali Ata, Obama

August 28, 2008 Blagojevich, Obama kickback schemes

September 1, 2008 Blagojevich, Rezko assemble cabinet

September 29, 2008 Will Obama and Blagojevich be indicted?

September 30, 2008 Rezko talking, Blagojevich or Obama named?

October 7, 2008 Rezko sentencing delayed, ties to Blagojevich, wife Patricia

Elie Maloof, Obama, Rezko trial, Blagojevich, Chicago corruption, straw political contribution

Another mention of Obama in the Tony rezko trial. Another mention of Obama in the midst of corruption in Chicago. Former Rezko business associate Elie Maloof made a straw political contribution to Obama on Rezko’s behalf. Here are some exerpts from the trial on April 28, 2008:

“Former Rezko business associate Elie Maloof is testifying about a conversation he had with Rezko in February 2005 after Maloof received a grand jury subpoena. Maloof, who was involved in a Rezko business deal involving pizza franchises that led to a separate criminal case against Rezko, said he went to Rezko’s Wilmette home to tell him about the subpoena.”

“He said Rezko cautioned him to reveal little. The investigation would soon be going away, Maloof said Rezko told him. “The federal prosecutor will no longer be the same federal prosecutor,” Maloof testified that Rezko said. Maloof said Rezko explained “that Patrick Fitzgerald will be terminated and that Dennis Hastert will name his replacement.””

“Maloof said Rezko told him to keep his name out of any grand jury testimony because prosecutors were “going to tie it back to [Illinois Gov. Rod] Blagojevich.””

“According to Maloof, Rezko said the three phones were “just in case somebody’s listening,” a remark Maloof took to mean that Rezko was worried about wiretaps.”

“Before the trial began, prosecutors identified Maloof as one of at least two people who made straw political contributions to candidates on Rezko’s behalf. One of the recipients of Maloof’s money was U.S. Sen. Barack Obama.”