Rezko trial: Tony Rezko's voice heard for first time

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The government played three conversations today between star witness Stuart Levine and Tony Rezko.
Just one of the tapes has some real substance to it. In it, Rezko can be heard directing Levine on how to arrange votes on the hospital planning board.

Rezko says he wants the orders to come from chairman Tom Beck and not Levine. Rezko's referring to a five-member voting bloc Levine said Rezko controlled on that board.
The tape supports testimony from Beck, but most importantly from Levine, that Rezko not only knew about board mechanics but called the shots. Levine says he and Rezko, who had significant influence in Gov. Blagojevich's office, split a bribe from a deal pushed through on the hospital board.

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Natasha Korecki

Natasha Korecki is the Federal Courts Reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, covering federal news, corruption investigations and trials.

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