When asked after court today why no witnesses were brought to the stand to testify in Rezko's defense, Rezko lawyer Joseph Duffy said it had to do with a deficient government case.
"We do not believe the government has met their burden in proving its charges against Mr. Rezko," Duffy said. "Plain and simple."
Closing arguments are scheduled for 9 a.m. May 12 -- next Monday.
For the prosecution: It appears Prosecutor Reid Schar will give the summary and Chris Niewoehner will give the rebuttal.
For the defense: Joseph Duffy will give the defense closing argument. Duffy and Niehwoehner will try to wrap it up Tuesday because the jury has a previously scheduled day off Wednesday, May 14.
The jury will likely return Thursday of next week to begin their deliberations.