A highly successful Chicago fund manager and philanthropist Richard Driehaus takes the stand.
Driehaus said he met Tony Rezko at the home of mutual acquaintance Charles Hannon. Hannon, a longtime Rezko family friend, previously testified Rezko told Driehaus about an opportunity to do business with the state. Driehaus bolstered that testimony today. He said after a dinner at the Hannon Winnetka mansion, he and Rezko talked business in the basement.
Rezko asked Driehaus about getting in on a deal where he would manage funds for the state. But in return, Driehaus testified he had to funnel consulting money to the person of Rezko's choosing.
Driehaus said his exchange with Rezko became heated.
It ended with Driehaus allegedly telling Rezko: "I don't pay money to get money."