Saturday, October 02, 2010

Resko's ready to go!

A h/t thanks to ever faithful reader anonymous. Seems Rezko's ready to testify and his lawyer wants the world to know, although I've seen few blogs pick up this story. The full quote from Chicago Breaking News,
Political insider Tony Rezko today pleaded guilty to fraud charges in connection with the sale of his pizza restaurants.

His attorney said Rezko is "ready and willing" to testify for the government at the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Rezko, who has already begun serving time for his 2008 conviction for extorting money from businesses that wanted state contracts, pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud in connection with loans he arranged for business partners to buy a chain of pizza restaurants he owned in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan.

The plea change comes without a deal with prosecutors, who would not comment on whether Rezko was cooperating against Blagojevich. He was not called by prosecutors to testify against the former governor at his trial this summer. Rezko has yet to be sentenced for his 2008 conviction.

Outside the courtroom, Rezko's lawyer, Joseph Duffy, said Rezko would take the stand at Blagojevich's retrial if prosecutors called him.

"He is ready and willing to testify, and he would be a formidable witness, well-corroborated by the government's evidence," Duffy said. "I have a lot of respect for the prosecutors (in the Blagojevich case), but I don't control who they call (as witnesses).

Rezko's sentencing was set for Dec. 17.
Sounds like a deadfish wrapped in newspaper message to me. Who's it intended for?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I knew the fed's were bluffing when they said Tony didn't like sharing underwear...the fed's used him to lure potential defendents into pleading guilty and cooperating in upcoming trials...for the most part it worked but they still couldn't get a conviction on Rod without him...Funny thing is, I don't think the fed's really want him to testify, too risky and will Eric Holder allow it??? I don't think so..

Anonymous said...

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/valerie-jarett-dirksen-blagojevich-rahm-emanuel-20101001

Then who shows up in the Federal Building on the very same day??? Valerie Jarrett "having lunch with her daughter", ya right...the experts are speculating that she was there on the same day as Rod's lawyers and Tony Rezko because the fed's wanted to interview her...My speculation is that she was there to get a message to Tony, "Shut the Hell UP!!!"
Not to mention that she wasn't at the W.H. for Rahms big announcement? I guess this was more important...

Anonymous said...

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/jarrett-seen-in-dirksen-federal-building/4102582099

Fox has it right...