Monday, Monday

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After resting at home over the weekend -- and not in Metropolitan Correctional Center -- for the first time since January, Tony Rezko appeared in good spirits this morning in federal court. He wore a big smile at times and appeared a bit more relaxed. For the first time since his trial started, he is able to walk freely in the hallways during breaks. He previously would return to custody and could only whisper greetings to his family. Today, during the morning break, Rezko walked with his son.

As for jurors, a couple of them apparently could have used more sleep this weekend.
Only 30 minutes into the case this morning, two jurors were nodding off.

Up this week: A few new witnesses, including Steve Loren, a Stuart Levine cohort who acted as an attorney for the Teachers' Retirement System. On Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar said the prosecution's case could wrap up in a couple of weeks -- but definitely by the end of May.

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This is when it starts to look bad for Rezko. As Levine was a druggy and a kick-back artist, these next witnesses- Cari, Loren and all the rest- back him up. Rezko should have made a deal because Blago is ruined.

When the Hurtgen trial starts- with the Knight E/A info, the Big Bob K kickback- half of which apparently went to Rezko-, the Levine connection and the tie in with Kiferbaum and the fact that Davis was wearing a wire. I mean how much worse could it get for these guys.

They make Ryan look like a saint(although some of these guys, Hurtgen for example, were mentioned in that indictment too).

I find it quite troubling, that barraack obama hasnt been indicted. At the time of the hospital deals in question, he was chairman of the board, and a long time friend of tony rezko. HIs,so called loan, that i truly feel, was an obvious pay-off, and anyone who doesnt think so is either blind or stupid. Since obama purchased the lot next to his, the land that rezko still owns, is landlocked,and seems hardly useable ,but for obama.I also contend that if hes not brought up on corruption charges, someone is influencing this,from happening. It would be a sin
for this country to have to impeach this guy, but we will ,let that be said.

Carol Sonner: great article posted on rezkowatch.com that speaks to both of Obama's real estate deals and the fact that according to Obama's income taxes doesn't look like he would qualify for the bank loans - and where did he get the $$$ for the down payments.
This trial seems to be winding a very slow path - and once he takes the White House we will all whistle dixie while he is shielded from having to answer for anything at all. Voters have been cheated by the mainstream media. Bless the Sun Times for doing their job so well.

I think you'd be hard pressed on the Obama connection...It just isn't that strong. "Chairman" of what board? I think you're a little off base here. The house thing was strange but other than that there really isn't that much.

Compared to Whitewater, Rose Law firm and Hillary's Chicago Future Trades there is really very little conection.

Reading the Scott Parish testimony it seems just like a previous situation att the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.

The same on Cari testified too and the one that fellow Levine defendant Hurtgen was involved with...

http://www2.jsonline.com/news/state/governor/stories/1104hurtgen.stm

The Obama case might be strong with the Companion Security deal, it has been written that Daniel T. Frawley {Rezko partner} met with Seamus Ahern {Obama assistant} for over 6 months, in person and numerous emails. Obama has stated he did not know Frawly was Rezko's partner,PLEASE! We are suppose to beleive Obama who is friends with Rezko for over 17 years,supported every campaign with hundreds of thousands of dollars,did real estate work for Rezmar, had no idea Frawley was working with Rezko. GIVE ME A BREAK!!! Obama has said that he refused to help Frawley with the $50 million dollar Iraq Security deal but I would like to know what was said between Frawley and Seamus Ahern for over 6 months. He has lied to the press so many times and there is no law against that, that is why he needs to be put under oath by a grand jury, truthful answers must be answered.

What happen to the man of hope and inspiration? Obama is now a carbon copy of the Bush/Chaney don't ask, secretive policies in the White House. Why has Obama been allowed not to answer these questions. God, only knows why the federal government will allow Obama to get away with this, Mark my words if Obama is the nominee, the Republicans will go after Obama, better hope the U S Attorney's didn't know some thing and just refused to acknowledged Obama's roll!

This trial is bigger than Obama. It is about an inherantly corrupt political system. There are just as many Republicans in trouble here as there are donkeys.

This is about "pay-to-play". It is about corrpution. This sin't about politics it's about GRAFT, GREED and EGO. Some of these people were a part of the Gov. Ryan stuff too. Listen it jsut took that long to get them. They are all in big time trouble- Cellini, Big Bob K, Hurtgen all "Republicans".

This Obama connection is totally over blown. This is about Blago- Rezko- Hurtgen- Levine- Cellini- Loren-Big Bob K- Peter Fox: This is about too much money in the system and the ability to manipulate public money.

Obama is a big concern. We can't afford to have this hauled into the White House and it's going to be if he wins the election.

BigWindy, guess where Parrish works now? The SWIB. So does the doofus that used to be the director of TRS. They have always had a lot of turnover up there; must be pretty political, too.

LoopLawyer.

"guess where Parrish works now? The SWIB. So does the doofus that used to be the director of TRS. They have always had a lot of turnover up there; must be pretty political, too."

You must be kidding?

Kidding about their employment? No, it's true.

Kidding about SWIB being political? That's like beauty-in the eye of the beholder.

Those two couldn't find a good investment if it came up and bit them in the keister.

Can you imagine Obama having a law degree?
He didn't know the Rezko buildings were a problem.
He didn't know that he shouldn't have included Rezko in his house deal.
He doesn't remember meeting Mahdi Auchi.
He thought only $30,000 came from Rezko.
He didn't hear Rev Wright anti American speaches.
He didn't know about William Ayers.
Of all the state boards Obama gets appointed to the hospital board, where the corruption was happening, but he didn't know.
But he remembered to get rid of all his correspondence.

Can you imagine Obama having a law degree?
He didn't know the Rezko buildings were a problem.
He didn't know that he shouldn't have included Rezko in his house deal.
He doesn't remember meeting Mahdi Auchi.
He thought only $30,000 came from Rezko.
He didn't hear Rev Wright anti American speaches.
He didn't know about William Ayers.
Of all the state boards Obama gets appointed to the hospital board, where the corruption was happening, but he didn't know.
But he remembered to get rid of all his correspondence.

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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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