Tony Rezko: June 2008 Archives

Rezko: Which version of the truth to believe?

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A new filing unsealed in the Tony Rezko case shows that the feds interviewed Gov. Blagojevich on "multiple occasions," and he denied telling two government witnesses he'd trade state work for campaign cash.

Read the Sun-Times exclusive: Rezko filing raises prospect that witnesses lied -- or governor did

U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve partially released the $8.5 million in property and cash that once secured Tony Rezko's bond. She ordered that about $100,000 in cash be left behind after prosecutors sought a restraining order on the money to fulfill forfeiture they will seek in the future.

Rezko surrendered to jail upon his conviction last week, releasing liens held against 27 properties posted by friends and family members supporting the North Shore businessman. Rezko, a former fund-raiser for Gov. Blagojevich and U.S. Senator Barack Obama, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 3.

Rezko trial: Will today be the day?

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After a long weekend, jurors are back in Monday morning deliberating.

Will they return a verdict today, after lunch?

Today is the 10th time the jury has met to deliberate, but their accumulated time behind closed-doors amounts to 7 1/2 days, when you combine their half-day sessions.

Speculation by reporters is that the school principal is the foreperson of the 10 woman, two man jury, and she's meticulously making the panel go through each piece of evidence. Of course, this is just speculation.

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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