Thursday, November 03, 2011

After 44 months, Tony Rezko asks to be sentenced to time served - Chicago Sun-Times

After 44 months, Tony Rezko asks to be sentenced to time served - Chicago Sun-Times

I'd give him time severed if he'd just give us all the details on this,
In making his case to get out, he claims he was a philanthropic businessman who spent 20 years in Chicago politics supporting politicians like Blagojevich and Obama because he was impressed they could have influence in the American political system.

“The underlying motivation for Mr. Rezko’s political activities was never ideology, greed, or the desire for power,” the filing says. “Rather, Mr. Rezko was genuinely fascinated by the notion that a poor young immigrant like himself could participate in the political process, influence politicians, and impact policy. To Mr. Rezko, the idea that a black man could be elected mayor of Chicago, or that a man named Blagojevich could be considered a presidential candidate, was proof of the greatness of America’s political system.”
Participated, influence, impact, yep, I want to hear the full story please. Let Tony speak. If giving him time served the way, go for it. He owes Americans the whole story.
Lawyers said Rezko’s own success in business led him to branch out and support numerous national, state and local politicians.

“And, of course, Mr. Rezko was a friend, advisor, and early supporter of a young politician named Barack Obama,” they wrote. “ ... Mr. Rezko viewed fundraising, like voting, as a way to have his voice heard, along with the voices of the many racial, ethnic, and religious minorities whom he encouraged to participate in the political process over the years.”
He sure did! So lets here the story.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do ya think he's sending another message to Barack???

Anonymous said...

“And, of course, Mr. Rezko was a friend, advisor, and early supporter of a young politician named Barack Obama,” lawyers wrote

Doesn't this read like Tony hasn't implicated Obama in that 360 page report??? Could it be that the feds never confronted Rezko with the SunTimes article about his partner Daniel T. Frawley suing his lawyer George E. Weaver were he implies that Rezko gave "payments" to Obama and the "$1.5 million dollar payment Rezko made....Could it be that his attorney Joe Duffey didn't read the article???

Bill Baar said...

It sure sounds like a message to Barack to me.

Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/better-government-association/2010/06/thanks-john-wyma.html

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/8593723-418/rezko-shocked-by-blagojevich-request.html

"Rezko also implicated lobbyist John Wyma, they say, and Wyma gave the feds probable cause to wiretap Blagojevich’s phones."

The fed's pretended that Wyma came to them on his own free will...What a crock!!!

Anonymous said...

http://blogs.suntimes.com/blago/2011/05/blagojevich_judge_to_defense_y_1.html

Hey Bill; Remember this? I dug this up researching John Wyma's testimony...