By Natasha Korecki
Federal Courts Reporter
Tony Rezko's lawyers have renewed their request to get Rezko out of jail, where he's been since his late January arrest.
Today, his lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve to release him in $8 million bond secured to a
number of properties and in addition, Rezko and his wife, Rita, would post $350,000 in cash, according to a defense filing.
Rezko, 52, of Wilmette, has been behind bars since his January 28th arrest. The arrest came after prosecutors said Rezko took a $3.5 million loan from Iraqi-born billionaire Nadhmi Auchi in connection with a 62-acre parcel South Loop development.
Last year, St. Eve had told Rezko in a closed door discussion he had to tell her about any transactions involving that parcel of land.
St. Eve indicated today she would rule on the motion in open court.