Joe Cari and Tony Rezko both married women named Rita. Both women also had breast cancer, jurors learned today at Rezko's trial.
"I do remember a conversation that his [Rezko's] wife, unfortunately, had medical issues," Cari testified, recalling the time he met Rezko at Rezko's office. "I do remember Mr. Rezko speaking of his wife suffering from breast cancer."
Cari's wife died in 2002.
The Rezko family has not discussed Rita Rezko's breast cancer, but Mrs.
Rezko has been at her husband's trial every day and appears healthy.