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Blagojevich trial: Ali Ata on witness stand

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Ali Ata, who was director of the Illinois Finance Authority under then-Gov. Blagojevich, is now on the witness stand.

He just detailed how he pulled off an income-tax scam regarding a commercial property he sold with his onetime friend Tony Rezko at Addison and Kimball in Chicago. He's also beginning to discuss his relationship with Blagojevich, saying he began raising money for Blagojevich's gubernatorial race in 2002.

"Mr. Blagojevich called and asked for my support," Ata said. "I held two fund-raisers and contributed money on my own."

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