Rezko friend's trial postponed

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The trial of Chris Kelly, another ex-aide and ex-fund-raiser to Gov. Blagojevich, has been postponed from November to Jan. 20. Kelly faces charges he cheated on his taxes by allegedly lying about gambling proceeds. U.S. District Judge Elaine Bucklo moved the trial at the request of Kelly's lawyer, Michael Monico. Monico cited a timing conflict as he also is representing former Ald. Edward R. Vrdolyak this September. Vrdolyak faces charges he took part in a kickback scheme involving the sale of a Gold Coast property with Stuart Levine. That means the Vrdolyak trial will see the same character who played a huge role in Tony Rezko's trial. Levine spent 15 days on the stand in Rezko's two-month trial.

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Maybe I missed it; but did the Rezko trial contain evidence that Tony Rezko, himself, profited financially as a result of his efforts to have friends placed in high paying State jobs?

When will the top dogs at Justice in D.C. "O.K." the indictment of Blogo?

Were all these trials put off until after the election?

i remember chris kelly frolicking around the champaign country club in his cute bermuda shorts. he was a delightful young boy. the system made him do it! the only way to the top is with fraud in illinois, and the usa. we made the system, now we suffer our own consequences.

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Natasha Korecki

Natasha Korecki is the Federal Courts Reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, covering federal news, corruption investigations and trials.

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