"Much more than than $1 million," star witness Stuart Levine answered confidently.
Tony Rezko lawyer Joseph Duffy asked again.
Levine responded: "5 percent of $20 million would be $5 million."
Then a few seconds of silence.
"$1 million," Levine blurted out, correcting himself.
"That's what I thought," Duffy mumbled. "You're scaring me."
Why does anyone care?
They care because Levine previously testified that Rezko told Levine that they should make money off of contracts by asking for 5 % of the contract allocation.
But Duffy was citing to Levine, kickbacks he received in deals that Rezko wasn't involved in.
"Was 5% your going rate in terms of what you required as a kickback on a contract?" Duffy asked.
Levine said no.
"It just happened to be the same percentage that showed up every time?" Duffy asked.
"Um, no sir."