Representatives from Swissôtel Chicago announced today that they have BANNED Stuart Levine from staying at their hotel.
They call his behavior shocking and "unacceptable."
Levine, the current star witness to testify against Tony Rezko, testified he took part in day-long drug binges using hard-core drugs with other men, at various hotels, including the Swissôtel. But most of those binges happened at the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood.
Read their press release...
Rezko Witness Stewart Levine Banned from Swissôtel Chicago
Levine Testifies He Binged on Drugs at Swissôtel Chicago
April 10, 2008 (Chicago) – Swissôtel Chicago has banned Stewart Levine, key witness in the ongoing Tony Rezko trial, from the hotel after he testified to using drugs during several of his stays.
“We were shocked to learn what occurred during Mr. Levine’s visit, and he is no longer welcome at Swissôtel Chicago,” says Jack Breisacher, Hotel Manager of Swissôtel Chicago. “This sort of behavior is illegal and unacceptable, and we are very disappointed that this took place.”
Levine is currently being questioned during the trial of former political fundraiser Tony Rezko, and he recently testified that he and others binged on drugs while staying at various Chicago hotels, including Swissôtel Chicago.
Swissôtel Chicago has a zero tolerance policy regarding illegal drug use by any and all hotel guests, and was not aware of this activity. Levine will not be allowed back at Swissôtel Chicago.