Rezko trial: Obama's former boss comes up

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Chief witness Stuart Levine talks about Allison Davis, a business partner of Mayor Daley’s nephew Robert Vanecko, and a founding member of the law firm Davis, Miner, Barnhill, which hired Barack Obama in 1993. Davis left the firm in 1996 to become a developer, and did several projects with Tony Rezko.

Levine testifies that Davis approached Rezko about helping Davis' friend Tom Rosenberg get a deal through a state board. Levine says that Davis talks to Rezko about raising money for Blagojevich.
Rezko allegedly told Davis he was interested but he should call Levine about it.

Levine said when Rezko first brought up Davis, Levine didn't know his name. Rezko described "the individual as an African American but whose skin was white."

Obama's name did not come up.

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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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