This morning in Tony Rezko's trial, Judge Amy St. Eve immunized Thomas Beck
Beck should be an interesting figure in Rezko's trial. He was involved in a health planning board meeting when a vote was allegedly rigged to push through an $81 million Mercy Hospital deal. Beck is the former health board chairman and he owes his appointment to Rezko.
This morning, Beck was ordered to take the stand and given immunity from prosecution for his testimony. Beck allegedly aligned himself with fellow board member Stuart Levine to control that vote. With immunity, Beck is free to talk about illegal acts he may have engaged in without fear of prosecution. The only way prosecutors can charge him is if he lies on the stand.