Tony Rezko's defense attorney, Joseph Duffy, is continuing his closing argument this morning. He keeps hammering away at star prosecution witness Stuart P. Levine with colorful statements about Levine's admitted drug use and criminal past:
On why Levine is cooperating in the Rezko case: "He needed Rezko for one reason only. To avoid life in prison."
On Levine's claims that Levine was being truthful with the jury: "You’re not gonna change the stripes on a zebra."
On what the government should have done with Levine: "They should have terminated his cooperation agreement and taken the full force of the law against him. The sad reality of it is they made a commitment to him and they needed him."
On why the government didn't have Levine attempt to record Rezko after Levine began cooperating: "Why wasn’t there an effort to tape Mr. Rezko? What do you think would have ended up on that tape? Nothing that would have been consistent with the story he told in this trial."