A 60 Minutes report Sunday evening that focused on corruption in Iraq mentioned a Chicago area man with connections to Tony Rezko. He is Aiham Alsammarae, former minister of electricity in Iraq who was jailed on corruption charges. He somehow escaped prison there and is back living in a Chicago suburb.
A court filing in the Rezko case indicated that prosecutors in a closed session alleged that Rezko had paid Alsammarae a $1.5 million bribe in connection with an Iraqi power plant deal, which ultimately never happened.
Read the transcript and watch the video of the 60 Minutes Report: Iraq: State of Corruption