The Chicago Tribune has an article today, Monday,
December 22, 2008, that reveals that Raghuveer P. Nayak,
the unnamed “Individual D” referred to in the Rod
Blagojevich criminal complaint, is seeking immunity.
“Fundraiser seeks immunity in Blagojevich probe
Blagojevich allegedly pressured ‘Individual D’ for cash to pick Jackson
By David Kidwell and John Chase | Tribune reporters
December 22, 2008”
“A key figure in Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s alleged scheme to sell a U.S. Senate seat has sought immunity from federal authorities in return for his cooperation in their ongoing probe, the Tribune has learned.
Raghuveer P. Nayak, an Oak Brook businessman and political fundraiser, is the unnamed “Individual D” who prosecutors say was being squeezed by the governor for campaign cash in return for appointing U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama, sources said.
Investigators appeared at Nayak’s Oak Brook home the morning the FBI arrested Blagojevich, the sources said. Nayak was among a number of people connected to the case who were contacted by federal agents that day.
Nayak has not been accused of wrongdoing and declined to comment. It is unclear what information he can provide to authorities, who said they had more work to do after moving quickly to interrupt the governor’s alleged scheme.”
“Nayak’s businesses have faced multiple audits by state and federal authorities since he first opened his Chicago drug stores in the early 1980s, according to interviews and records. In addition, his name came up repeatedly in one of the largest health-care fraud investigations in Illinois history.
Nayak was never charged in that case, or any other.
The multi-year federal probe resulted in the shuttering of two South Side hospitals—Doctors Hospital and Edgewater Medical Center—and the convictions of seven doctors and administrators. Nayak, who then owned a lab testing company called NR Laboratories as well as an outpatient surgery center, was among numerous individuals who came under scrutiny.”
“In 1987, Nayak was suspended for 60 days from the state’s public aid program after auditors concluded nearly 22 percent of billings at one of his pharmacies were fraudulent. In 1989, state auditors reported concerns that Nayak was giving free airline tickets to doctors who sent business to NR labs, which he has since sold. And in 2001, Nayak returned $20,000 in a federal Medicaid fraud lawsuit in Indiana.”
Read more here:
Nayak has longtime ties to Obama and Obama associates.
The Citizen Wells blog will provide “the rest of the “story’
soon in a continuing series on Obama’s ties to crime and
corruption in Chicago and IL.
Another tie to Obama to talk?
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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
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