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Obama and Rezko, Kenneth J Conner lawsuit, Update, February 13 2010, Whistleblower Conner fired by bank, FBI, Patrick Fitzgerald, Land appraisal, Obama Rezko real estate deal, Why has Obama not been indicted?

Lest

We

Forget

 

Forget Obama, not a chance.

As reported on this and other websites, Obama has long time close associations to crime and corruption in Chicago and Illinois. One of Obama’s longest and closest ties is to Tony Rezko, who of course has strong ties to Rod Blagojevich. On December 16, 2008, the Citizen Wells blog reported the following fallout from one of the Obama and Rezko real estate transactions.

“Since arresting Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has renewed interest in convicted fundraiser Tony Rezko’s part in the purchase of Barack Obama’s Chicago mansion, according to a former real estate analyst who says he was interviewed by the federal prosecutor in the past 10 days.

Kenneth J. Conner told WND he was interviewed by investigators from Fitzgerald’s office regarding the purchase of the Obama mansion and the adjacent vacant lot that Rezko’s wife, Rita, purchased simultaneously. As WND reported last week, Connor filed a civil complaint in October with the Illinois Circuit Court in Cook County alleging he was fired by Mutual Bank of Harvey, Ill., because he objected to land appraisals submitted on behalf of the Rezkos and the Obamas, with the complicity of the bank.

Connor previously confirmed to WND that he told the FBI, months ago, when he initially was fired, that the bank and the Rezkos were engaged in “fraud, bribes or kickbacks, use whatever term you want,” to benefit the Obamas.

Connor said his lawyer, Glenn R. Gaffney, also has been interviewed by the FBI about the Rezko-Obama deal within the past 10 days.”

Kenneth J Conner lawsuit, Obama and Rezko deal

Here is what is believed to be the latest status of the Kenneth J Conner lawsuit.

 

https://w3.courtlink.lexisnexis.com/cookcounty/Finddock.asp?DocketKey=CAAI0L0ABBEHA0LD

Spindled is a  Illinois courts term for the process of filing a motion, and filing the notice that the motion will be presented to the court for a hearing. The term derives from Cook County, Illinois, in which the court clerk had the practice of attaching the motion and notice papers o the clerk’s file with a needle, or “spindle.”

I have spoken to Kenneth J Conner on several occasions and will continue to monitor the lawsuit.

Many of us have wondered about Patrick Fitzgerald since he took the assignment from the Obama Administration. I must tell you that this continues to stink.

Acorn voter fraud, Acorn corruption, Obama, Primaries, Caucuses, Bettina Viviano documentary, Dr Lynette Long, We will not be Silenced, Obama voter fraud, Patrick Fitzgerald

I first began hearing about ACORN in early 2008. I first began writing about ACORN in August of 2008 when I discovered they were involved in corruption and voter fraud. Then I read some of the analysis of Dr. Lynette Long, who took data from the primaries and caucuses as well as witness stories of ACORN and Obama thugs controlling these processes. I soon discovered that a documentary was being produced of voter fraud. I went to the website and from time to time checked on their progress. Early in 2009, a mutual friend of the producer, Bettina Viviano, introduced me to her and I had several conversations with Bettina about the documentary and the sad state of political affairs in this country.

I spoke to Bettina last night about the status of the documentary. It was on track to be completed next year, but she was receiving a lot of interest due to the recent events exposing ACORN corruption to a wider audience. They may be able to complete the documentary sooner. She also admitted that when she first began investigating voter fraud, she was not aware that ACORN was behind much of it. We also discussed our other projects. It is good to know there are level headed, real Americans in HOllywood.

Here is a short bio from the website:

“Bettina Sofia Viviano
Producer/Literary Manager

Bettina Viviano has had a successful career in entertainment as a producer and literary manager for twenty-five years. She began her career at the prestigious William Morris as an agent trainee, before moving on to Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, where she attained the position of Vice President of Production. At Amblin, Bettina worked on such movies as Back to the Future 2 and 3, Cape Fear, Land Before Time, Schindler’s List, Always, Roger Rabbit, Indiana Jones 3, etc.

After leaving Amblin, Bettina became a literary agent at BBMW, representing writers and directors. In 1990 she began her own production and management company, Viviano Entertainment, Inc. and since has sold pitches, scripts books, etc. for millions of dollars on behalf of her clients. As producer, Bettina has made a long list of movies including Three to Tango, Mom’s Got a Date With a Vampire, Family Sins, Strange Hearts, Nightmare Man, Alibi, and Caught in the Act. She currently has many high level studios pictures in development and is producing Freedom House for Reliant Pictures/MGM, starring Terrence Howard, Jack and Jill starring Adam Sandler, and indie film American Crawl to be directed by Bradley Novicoff in the Fall of 2008.”

Dr. Lynette Long short bio

“BIO: Dr. Lynette Long is a licensed psychologist practicing in Bethesda, Maryland.  She is the author of twenty books including fourteen math books.  Dr. Long has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs and was the host of One on One with Dr. Lynette Long.  She recently published Op-Ed’s in both USA Today and the Baltimore Sun about the current election cycle. Her blog is LynetteLong.com.”

Reported  on August 25, 2008 here:

“FROM THE TEXAS CONVENTION   They shoved Obama signs in Clinton delegates’ faces, three inches from the nose, called them racists, and told my friend that she had to move from her third-row seat in one meeting and go sit in the back.  She also said that the proceedings were heavily laced with black power speeches by preachers as well as public officials.” Here are some exerpts from the analysis of data by  Dr. Lynette Long:

“by Lynette Long

On March 4, 2008, Texas held its Democratic Primary, affectionately called the Texas-Two Step.  Polls were open from 7 am to 7 pm and then after the polls closed, persons who voted in primary could participate in a caucus. According to CNN a total of 2,867,454 votes were cast in the Democratic Primary with 1,458,814 (51%) votes cast for Senator Hillary Clinton and 1,358,785 (47%) votes cast for Senator Barack Obama, and a smattering of votes (49,855) for John Edwards, Bill Richardson, Joe Biden, and Chris Dodd combined. A total of 8,247 precinct conventions, commonly called caucuses, took place throughout the 254 counties in Texas, most of which were held at each precinct’s Primary polling place. If 100 people attended each of these “caucuses” than at least 800,000 people attended caucuses. The Dallas Morning News reported a projected turnout of 1.1 million.  Overwhelmed by the participation, Texas stopped counting the results at only 41% of precincts counted. As a result of the Texas caucus, Obama was awarded 56% of precinct delegates and Clinton was awarded 44% of the precinct delegates. Since people who voted in the caucuses were required to have voted in their precinct, the voters in the caucus were statistically a subset of the voters in primary, but the results were statistically different.  A more sophisticated analysis is required.”

“Concerns about high voter turnout and the inability of the precincts to adequately handle the number of participants and monitor the election process are rampant.   On the night of the caucus itself, the Clinton Campaign brought many instances of these irregularities to the attention of the State Party. The
campaign received in excess of 2,000 complaints of rules violations, indicating widespread violations of the Party’s rules, including the following specific occurrences that are clear violations of specific
rules:

  • Voter Fraud – Temporary Chair packets were released by the election judge prior to 7:00 pm. Sign-in sheets were filled out before 7:00 pm by voters participating in the primary who did not participate in the caucus.
  • Voter Fraud –  Inaccurate written records of participants’ presidential preferences.
  • Voter Fraud – Precincts were consolidated for purposes of holding a convention.
  • Voter Disenfranchisement – Precinct caucuses began before polls closed for the primary.
  • Voter Fraud  – Ineligible participants voted or ineligible delegates were elected, including participants who were not registered voters, participants who did not vote in the primary, and provisional voters whose votes were counted; and no verification was made of the eligibility of participants or delegates.
  • Voter Fraud – Participants’ names and presidential preference were entered on sign-in sheets by someone other than the eligible individual participants.
  • Voter Fraud – Results were taken from a head count or hand count rather than the written roll.
  • Due Process – Delegate votes were not ratified by the precinct convention.
  • Due Process – Failure to follow Robert’s Rules of Order at the precinct convention.”

Citizen Wells article – Dr. Lynette Long & Texas voter fraud

Here is a sample video from Bettina Viviano’s production group, “We will not be Silenced.”

Watch the 20 minute documentary segment and more videos:

http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com/video/index.htm

What you have just viewed is the tip of the iceberg.
Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen of the US. Obama signed a statement in Arizona attesting that he was qualified and a natural born citizen. Nancy Pelosi’s signature is on many documents implying that Obama was a qualified candidate. There is now controversy regarding two different documents in New Hampsire with Nancy Pelosi’s signature.

Barack Obama stole the Democratic caucuses, primaries and nomination and then went on to steal the POTUS. ACORN has worked beside him before and every step along the election process.
When you contact Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and others, remind them that a Hollywood producer began investigating and filming about voter fraud and ACORN in 2008.

And, oh, by the way, what has Patrick Fitzgerald been doing?

Obama, Acorn, Patrick Fitzgerald, Rezko, Voter fraud, corruption, Captain Connie Rhodes letter, Chicago, Catholic Bishops, USDOJ, Justice Department, Main stream media corruption

I am on the road and following multiple big stories. There is so much happening at the moment that it is difficult keep up with breaking news. Those following this blog are aware that Larry Sinclair and I are trying to get some straight answers on the alleged Captain Connie Rhodes letter and apparent deployment to Iraq. Larry & I have both emailed Captain Rhodes. This entire sequence of events beginning with attempts to prevent Rhodes from initially appearing in court to Judge Land attacking the motives of this military officer to this suspicious letter all smell to high heaven. It appears to this observer that forces above in the chain of command are at work. More on this soon, hopefully.

There is a common thread to much of what I have been researching lately and going way back into 2008. That is Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Department of Justice, particularly the Chicago office. The common denominators of this common thread are Obama, Rezko and Acorn. There is so much substance, so much corruption, that before I can finish an article, another ugly head pops up. That has been so true over the past few days. Hopefully, with the attention being focused on Acorn regarding their monetary and moral corruption, the voter fraud that they were so entrenched in will be taken more seriously. After all, as I and many others pointed out in 2008 and years before, Acorn’s many consistent corrupt actions are known to many. Where in the hell was the Main Stream Media? Their inaction is criminal and un American. And where were many of the jackasses in Congress? Two of the facts I presented in 2008 and recently, the well researched Catholic Bishops report from 1997 and the complete cutoff of funds to Acorn in 2008 by the Catholic Church, should have been more than enough for a congressional investigation.

Now back to Patrick Fitzgerald. The Obama camp cleverly or in cahoots with Fitgerald, did not remove Fitzgerald from office when Obama seized control of the White House. What they soon did was give Fitzgerald a “temporary” supervisory assignment. Patrick Fitzgerald and the USDOJ waiting until after the election to arrest Blagojevich, when they clearly could have done so several months earlier, and from what I can discern, not following up on some other corruption, makes the Obama move stink even more.

I am aware of more, but obviously cannot yet write about it. All in due time.

Stay tuned

Obama arrest, Patrick Fitzgerald, USDOJ, Chicago, US department of justice corrupt?, Who is controlling USDOJ?, Why were Blagojevich and Obama indictments delayed?

Barack Obama

Arrest

Part 3

Where is Patrick Fitzgerald?

What is Patrick Fitgerald working on?

The issues surrounding Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president are crucial, yet they are but one piece of a disturbing puzzle picture of Obama.

The Citizen Wells blog has focused on the aspects of Obama and his past that we believe are the main issues surrounding Obama, the usurper. It boils down to this:

  • Obama’s persona is made up of lies, deception and fraud.
  • Obama is a narcissist. It is all about him.
  • What entities are controlling Obama, the puppet?

This blog will continue to cover the important eligibility issues. However, another important aspect of Obama’s life, one that helps explain his other behaviours, is his strong ties to crime and corruption as well as his involvement in crime and corruption. It is obvious why Obama has gone to such great lengths to hide his past.

It is clear that Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Department of Justice had more than enough evidence to indict Rod Blagojevich by mid 2008 at the latest. And since Obama made possible one of the main acts of corruption that Blagojevich, Rezko, Levine, Weinstein, et al, were indicted on, Obama should have been indicted before the general election.

  • Why did this not happen?
  • Is the USDOJ corrupt?
  • Is the USDOJ being controlled by the “secret government” Bill Clinton spoke of?
  • Is the USDOJ being controlled by a foreign government?
  • Is the USDOJ being controlled by the Obama camp? This is a distinct possibility.

OR

Is it as simple as this

What is the common denominator of these 3 politicians? 

 

ObamaContributions

Obama source

BidenContributions

Biden source

PelosiContributions

Pelosi source

Is this another reason why tort reform is not being pursued and why the politicians want more complicated government programs?

There are two primary criminal activities that Barack Obama was involved in that Patrick Fitzgerald is aware of and should have been working on. We will be providing details soon of the story that has been mostly overlooked.

Stay tuned.

Obama arrest, Blagojevich arrest, Patrick Fitzgerald, Rezko trial, Chicago corruption, Obama Rezko ties, Obama lies, Campaign donations, Fraud, Obama just as corrupt as Blagojevich, USDOJ corrupt?

Barack Obama

Arrest

Part 2

I was going over some notes, preparing to put up the next article explaining in detail why Barack Obama should have already been arrested when I came across some old articles that I had saved. The articles were so compelling on their own that I decided to present them as standalone evidence that Obama and Blagojevich should have been indicted and arrested by mid 2008. This leaves several glaring questions.

Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Dept of Justice wait until after the election to arrest Blagojevich? The excuse of waiting for the US Senate seat to be sold was a diversion. There was plenty of evidence against Blagojevich. The amount of evidence placed before the public was sufficient and Fitzgerald has much more.

If you arrest Blagojevich, you have to arrest Obama. Obama was just as steeped in Chicago and IL corruption.

Perhaps that was the reason for focusing on the selling of the IL senate seat.

However, if you examine the complaint and subsequent indictment of Blagojevich, you will see the same references to corruption that ensnares Obama.

And now Obama has picked Fitzgerald to be the Interim chairman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys.

What does that mean? 
What is also significant about the following articles is that they came from the Main Stream Media. However, prescious little of this was revealed on television.

From the LA Times blog, Top of the Ticket, April 7, 2008:

“Ticket Special Report: Obama and Rezko, the early years”

“The trial of Antoin “Tony” Rezko, one-time patron to Sen. Barack Obama and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has turned lurid.
 
Under cross-examination by Rezko attorney Joseph Duffy, star prosecution witness Stuart Levine, a Chicago-area lawyer, is admitting to conspiracy, extortion, bribery, fraud and other bad acts while he “served” at the Illinois public school teachers pension fund board.
 
At Duffy’s urging, Levine is detailing 30 years of drug usage including sordid day-long binges with other men at a Chicago inn called the Purple Hotel. Rezko’s attorney Duffy is wondering whether all that cocaine, crystal meth and other drug use has perhaps fogged Levine’s memory.
 
That aside, much of the trial’s focus is on money — much of it given in the form of campaign money in the careers of Obama and Blagojevich.
 
It’s an unfolding, seemingly local political story that’s fascinating in its revealing details about the subterranean world of business, financial and family connections in Illinois and Chicago politics that helped take a virtually unknown black Chicago attorney, nurtured him politically and financially and turned him into….
 
the polished candidate who today thrills crowds of thousands across the country with his eloquence.
 
Obama currently leads in delegates for the Democratic nomination for president.
 
This tale is long by Ticket standards. We’ll do this rarely. But for those interested in delving into details it provides important background about the early political connections of a little-known newcomer to the national political scene.
 
This story concerns two men, neither of whom face any legal charges today. They are two of Illinois’ top Democratic politicians — Gov. Blagojevich, who’s been mentioned often in court, and Sen. Obama, who’s received only passing mentions. They’re entwined in the Rezko saga, particularly through the bounteous campaign money he raised for them both.
 
Get used to that name. Rezko’s currently in a long-running Chicago trial on federal extortion and bribery charges. Few campaign donors were more responsible than Rezko for the rise of Blagojevich (Blah-goy-ah-vitch) and Obama. Both politicians came to rely on him for political and personal advice — and lots of campaign money.
 
 
 
Their intimate relationship is coming into focus through Rezko, a Syrian-born businessman who made his money in real estate and restaurant franchises and now sits daily in the federal courtroom of U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve. The trial’s daily events are covered in this Tribune Rezko court blog.
 
So far, Blagojevich, reelected in 2006, is more deeply enmeshed in the scandal than Obama, who’s not been implicated in any wrongdoing.
 
But all three operated in the murky world of Illinois Democratic politics, where money, family relationships and long business associations provide the invisible glue of the local political world.
 
Witnesses in Rezko’s trial have testified that Rezko recommended friends and associates for government jobs and posts on Illinois state boards when Blagojevich took office in 2003, and some of those friends were generous donors to Blagojevich.
 
An early trial exhibit from prosecutors was a spreadsheet. Prepared by an FBI agent , the spreadsheet identifies Rezko-related donors who supplied $1.43 million between 2001 and 2004 to Blagojevich, who was first elected governor in 2002.
 
Using Federal Election Commission and Illinois state records, The Times’ Dan Morain compared donors on the FBI spreadsheet to Obama’s contributors. Guess what.
 
Sen. Obama received $222,000 during the same 2001-2004 period from Rezko-related Blagojevich donors.
 
And Obama received at least another $32,000 from them for this presidential run — although Rezko, indicted in 2006, has not been involved in Obama’s current campaign.
 
Those Obama-Blagojevich donors include Rezko himself, along with his family members, employees and associates of his various business enterprises. There’s also the head of a major Chicago investment firm that received Illinois public teachers’ pension money to invest.”

Read more:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/04/obamarezko.html

From the Chicago SunTimes April 23, 2007:
“Obama and his Rezko ties
DAY ONE OF TWO”
“For more than five weeks during the brutal winter of 1997, tenants shivered without heat in a government-subsidized apartment building on Chicago’s South Side.
 
It was just four years after the landlords — Antoin “Tony” Rezko and his partner Daniel Mahru — had rehabbed the 31-unit building in Englewood with a loan from Chicago taxpayers.

Rezko and Mahru couldn’t find money to get the heat back on.

But their company, Rezmar Corp., did come up with $1,000 to give to the political campaign fund of Barack Obama, the newly elected state senator whose district included the unheated building.
 
Obama has been friends with Rezko for 17 years. Rezko has been a political patron to Obama and many others, helping to raise millions of dollars for them through his own contributions and by hosting fund-raisers in his home.
 
Obama, who has worked as a lawyer and a legislator to improve living conditions for the poor, took campaign donations from Rezko even as Rezko’s low-income housing empire was collapsing, leaving many African-American families in buildings riddled with problems — including squalid living conditions, vacant apartments, lack of heat, squatters and drug dealers.
 
The building in Englewood was one of 30 Rezmar rehabbed in a series of troubled deals largely financed by taxpayers.

Every project ran into financial difficulty. More than half went into foreclosure, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found.
 
“Their buildings were falling apart,” said a former city official. “They just didn’t pay attention to the condition of these buildings.”
 
Eleven of Rezko’s buildings were in Obama’s state Senate district.
 
Obama, now a U.S. senator running for president, has come under fire over his friendship with Rezko, who was charged last fall with demanding kickbacks on state business deals under Gov. Blagojevich.”
 

“Rezko and Mahru had no construction experience when they created Rezmar in 1989 to rehabilitate apartments for the poor under the Daley administration. Between 1989 and 1998, Rezmar made deals to rehab 30 buildings, a total of 1,025 apartments. The last 15 buildings involved Davis Miner Barnhill & Galland during Obama’s time with the firm.
 
Rezko and Mahru also managed the buildings, which were supposed to provide homes for poor people for 30 years. Every one of the projects ran into trouble:”
 
•                         Seventeen buildings — many beset with code violations, including a lack of heat — ended up in foreclosure.
 
•                         Six buildings are currently boarded up.
 
•                         Hundreds of the apartments are vacant, in need of major repairs.
 
•                         Taxpayers have been stuck with millions in unpaid loans.
 
•                         At least a dozen times, the city of Chicago sued Rezmar for failure to heat buildings.”
“Obama works on Rezmar deals

Obama spent the next eight years serving in the Illinois Senate and continued to work for the Davis law firm.  Through its partnerships, Rezmar remained a client of the firm, according to ethics statements Obama filed while a state senator.”
“But Obama did legal work on real estate deals while at Davis’ firm, according to biographical information he submitted to the Sun-Times in 1998. Obama specialized “in civil rights litigation, real estate financing, acquisition, construction and/or redevelopment of low-and moderate income housing,” according to his “biographical sketch.”
 
And he did legal work on Rezko’s deals, according to an e-mail his presidential campaign staff sent the Sun-Times on Feb. 16, in response to earlier inquiries. The staff didn’t specify which Rezmar projects Obama worked on, or his role. But it drew a distinction between working for Rezko and working on projects involving his company.”

Read more:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/353829,CST-NWS-rez23.article

Obama, Patrick Fitzgerald, August 5, 2009, Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, Obama indictment in jeopardy, Nixon fired special prosecutor Archibald Cox

I was preparing a new article, a more detailed version of an earlier article about Obama’s role in rigging the Illinois Health Planning Facilities Board (you know, the board mentioned in the indictments of Rezko, Levine, Weinstein, Blagojevich, et al). The events leading up to the Blagojevich trial are dragging on in typical fashion and I did not want the American public to forget about Obama’s strong ties to Chicago corruption. The Citizen Wells blog has for
many months stated that Obama should be indicted next. The question was, would Patrick Fitzgerald do his duty or be controlled by the Obama camp.

Now we have the answer.

I was hoping that Patrick Fitzgerald had integrity and patriotism.

Perhaps he received, in the tradition of Chicago thuggery, an offer he couldn’t refuse.

 
In February 2009 we learned

“US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who brought criminal fraud charges against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, will stay on with the Obama administration, reports Pete Williams at NBC.”

Read more:

http://www.mainjustice.com/2009/02/12/fitzgerald-will-stay/

 

 July 30,  2009, we discover

“Patrick Fitzgerald, the top prosecutor in Illinois’ Northern District, has been named interim chairman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys (AGAC).
In his new role, Fitzgerald will be the lead voice for the U.S. attorney community. It’s the latest high-profile assignment for America’s prosecutor, who has been busy overseeing the prosecution of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), bringing down mortgage fraudsters, and fighting with journalists.”

Read more:

http://www.mainjustice.com/2009/07/30/pat-fitzgerald-named-interim-chairman-of-ag-advisory-committee/
On Saturday, October 20, 1973, Watergate special prosecutor, Archibald Cox was removed by Richard Nixon. This move by the Obama Camp is eerily reminiscent of that power play.

Read more:

http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/web/20051020-nixon-archibald-cox-watergate-white-house-conspiracy.shtml
On October 8, 2008, the Citizen Wells blog gave the opinion that Obama had to win the election due to the fact that he had relinquished his law license, was entrenched in corruption and was not eligible to be president.
“Why am I certain that Obama is desperate to become president?

During the Tony Rezko investigation and trial, it was discovered that
Rezko told Stuart Levine not to worry, he would see to it that Patrick
Fitzgerald would be removed as prosecutor.

If Obama is elected, he certainly would see to it that Fitzgerald is
“reassigned”.”

Read more

From the Tony Rezko Indictment February 2005
“a.
In or about late 2003, LEVINE and Kiferbaum agreed that LEVINE would use his position as a Planning Board member toattempt to influence the Planning Board to approve Mercy’s application to build a hospital in Crystal Lake so that

Kiferbaum Construction Company could build the planned hospital. In exchange for LEVINE’s help, LEVINE and Kiferbaumagreed that Kiferbaum would pay a kickback as directed by LEVINE, with the exact amount and manner of the payments to be determined at a later date.
b.
LEVINE told REZKO about Kiferbaum’s willingness to pay a kickback to ensure that Mercy Hospital’s application for a CON would be approved. REZKO agreed to support Mercy Hospital’s application in exchange for a share of Kiferbaum’s kickback.

REZKO and LEVINE agreed that they would split evenly Kiferbaum’s kickback, which they expected would be approximately $1 million or more.

c.
At its December 2003 meeting, the Planning Board issued an intent-to-deny with respect to Mercy Hospital’s application.
d.
On or about April 21, 2004, the Planning Board voted in favor of granting Mercy Hospital’s application for a permit to build a new hospital. REZKO and LEVINE took steps to cause other Planning Board members to vote to approve Mercy Hospital’s application, and LEVINE voted in favor of the application.
e. After the April 21, 2004 Planning Board meeting, LEVINE directed Kiferbaum to pay the kickback proceeds relating to the Mercy Hospital project to Individual E. LEVINE, Kiferbaum, and Individual E agreed to use a sham consulting contract to conceal the fraudulent nature of the intended payments from Kiferbaum to Individual E.”

 
From the Rod Blagojevich criminal complaint.

“b. Corruption of the Planning Board
35. As described more fully in the following paragraphs, Mercy Hospital, which
sought permission from the Planning Board to build a hospital in Illinois, received that
permission through Rezko’s exercise of his influence at the Planning Board after Rezko was
promised that Mercy Hospital would make a substantial campaign contribution to ROD
BLAGOJEVICH. Rezko later told a member of the Planning Board that Mercy Hospital
received the permit because ROD BLAGOJEVICH wanted the organization to receive the
permit.
36. Levine’s criminal activities included his abuse of his position on the Planning
Board to enrich both himself and Friends of Blagojevich. The Planning Board was a
commission of the State of Illinois, established by statute, ch members were appointed
by the Governor of the State of Illinois. At the relevant time period, the Planning Board
consisted of nine individuals. State law required an entity seeking to build a hospital,
medical office building, or other medical facility in Illinois to obtain a permit, known as a
“Certificate of Need” (“CON”), from the Planning Board prior to beginning construction.
37. Levine, as well as Planning Board members Thomas Beck and Imad
Almanaseer, testified under oath at the Rezko Trial.9 Beck testified that he asked Rezko to
reappoint him to the Planning Board and that Beck thereafter followed Rezko’s directions
regarding which CON applications Rezko wanted approved. Beck testified that it was his
job to communicate Rezko’s interest in particular CONs to other members of the Planning
Board, including Almanaseer, who were loyal to Rezko. Beck testified that he understood
that Rezko spoke for the Blagojevich administration when Rezko spoke to Beck about
particular CONs. Almanaseer testified that Beck instructed him that Rezko wanted
Almanaseer to vote a particular way and that Almanaseer should follow Levine’s lead in
voting on CONs. Almanaseer testified that before certain Planning Board meetings, he
received notecards from Beck indicating how to vote on certain CON applications. Beck
testified he provided these notecards to Almanaseer and certain other members of the
Planning Board to communicate Rezko’s directions about certain CON applications.

(9 Beck and Almanaseer testified pursuant to immunity orders.)”
Barack Obama’s IL Senate committee reduced the Health Planning Board members from 15 to 9.

Rod Blagojevich appointed new members and gained control of the board needing only 5 members to do so instead of the earlier number of 8.
The next Citizen Wells article on this topic will go into more detail about the rigging of the IL Health Planning Facilities Board and how Obama was an important part of the corruption.

 

Thanks to several commenters on this blog for helpful info.

Blagojevich indicted, April 2, 2009, Patrick Fitzgerald, Robert Blagojevich, Patricia Blagojevich, Friends of Blagojevich, federal wiretaps, FBI, Grand jury convenes, Obama indictment, Chicago corruption

Rod Blagojevich has been indicted.

Press Release:

 http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/iln/pr/chicago/2009/pr0402_01.pdf

Indictment:

http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/iln/pr/chicago/2009/pr0402_01a.pdf

Blagojevich highlights of past year.

March 11, 2009 Dr. Robert Weinstein pleads quilty

February 3, 2009 Tony Rezko talking

January 29, 2009 Blagojevich removed from office

January 26, 2009 Blagojevich impeachment trial begins

December 22, 2008 Secret tapes build graft case

December 16, 2008 Tony Rezko sentencing delayed

December 11, 2008 Citizen Wells asks that Patrick Fitzgerald indict Obama

December 10, 2008 Obama lied about Blagojevich contact

December 9, 2008 Governor Blagojevich arrested

October 9, 2008 Blagojevich scrutinized for possible indictment

October 7, 2008 Rezko sentencing delayed

September 29, 2008 Rezko talking, Blagojevich and Obama to be indicted?

August 28, 2008 Rezko ratting on Blagojevich and Obama?

May 21, 2008 Governor Blagojevich recall initiative

April 29, 2008 Blagojevich mentioned during Rezko trial