We've entered the "See, our star witness was telling the truth" portion of the trial.
State pension fund attorney, Steve Loren, gives testimony that backs up that of star witness Stuart Levine.
Tony Rezko's lawyer, Joseph Duffy, tore into Levine, saying his word couldn't be trusted because his memory was shaky and he had personal reasons to lie on the stand.
But Loren, who was overheard on numerous recordings talking with Levine, backed up Levine's contentions on the following (thus far):
-- The behind-the-scenes power at TRS held by GOP heavyweight William Cellini
-- Efforts to stop the consolidation of two state pension funds, including actions by Cellini.
-- Levine's first meeting with Rezko, in which Rezko talked about the sale of the Scholl property by the Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin).
--That Ald. Dick Mell visited Levine and invited him to take part in the transition team for Gov. Blagojevich. Levine decilned.