Prosecutor Carolyn McNiven argued to Judge Amy St. Eve that Tony Rezko shouldn't be trusted
"He has a ... greater interest now than ever to flee possible incarceration from this case," McNiven said.
"He has quite literally taken million of dollars from people whom he considered his closest friends."
Rezko was able to do that, she said: "Because he is very very good at lying."
It’s not a matter of whether those people will lose their homes and their properties, but how quickly," she said.
Rezko's lawyer, William Ziegelmueller, had a different take.
"I do not believe that after the entire length of this trial you’ve heard any evidence of Rezko taking money from people he loves and who he's sharing holidays with," Ziegelmueller said.
Ziegelmueller said 16 people are posting 19 properties to total $8 million in equity to secure Rezko's bond.