Long-time RBO readers dating to the RezkoWatch days may vaguely recall Daniel T. Frawley of Companion Security fame and the plan to fly Iraqi trainees to Illinois to be trained as security guards for a power plant to be built at Chamchamal in Kurdish Iraq.Seems Frawley's been doing more than teaching those who already would know how to use an AK47, and was working for the Feds on those who know how to grease rails with cash. RBO writes,
This was the little scheme dating from sometime in 2005 that involved then-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, then-Senator Barack Obama, then-Illinois Homeland Security advisor Jill Morgenthaler, Obama’s then-personal real estate fairy and political cash bagman Tony Rezko, Rezko’s Chicago pal and personal bail bondsman (and former Iraqi Minister of Electricity) Aiham Alsammarae, and British-Iraqi billionaire businessman (and one of Carter-Ruck’s frequent-flyer clients) Nadhmi Auchi.
As always, there’s a little more to the story. Thanks to a faithful RBO watchdog, we have documents from a separate legal matter, a law suit between plaintiff Frawley and his former attorney, George Weaver. We find some interesting details regarding that “cooperation” in a deposition given by Frawley earlier this year.So Frawley's singing for Fitz but will Fitz ask him to change the tune a bit? Keep it a Serbian folk song and please no Kenyan beat? Bessie, please, deconstruct all of this.
Weaver, Frawley alleges, advised him on at least one occasion, on March 13, 2006, not to cooperate with the government, namely the FBI. In a separate allegation, Frawley says Weaver told him to withhold information from the FBI.
Frawley relates the latter occurred during a telephone conversation with Tony Rezko regarding keeping a planned luncheon date while Frawley was in a meeting with the FBI at the Federal Building in Chicago. FBI agents were present when Weaver came into the room and told Frawley to cut off the conversation.
The purpose of the meeting was for Frawley to record his luncheon conversation with Rezko.
Frawley also confirmed in the deposition that the information he was to obtain was “about the payments made by Rezko to Obama.”
Because the deposition was specific to the Frawley-Weaver law suit — namely a possible change of venue requested by Weaver — no further details about the “payments” are included.
The deposition further reveals that the FBI instructed Frawley to not speak with Weaver anymore.