posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 05:58 AM
Obama and Antoin “Tony” Rezko
New Republic Article
This information is from The New Republic. However, it is easily googled and found in other venues as well. The Associated Press, The Chicago
Tribune, The Washington Post, and Slate to name just a few.
Obama had at least one business dealing with his neighbor, Antoin "Tony" Rezko (aka The Windy City Sleaze), the indicted Chicago real-estate
developer that sold the senator some of his property.
Obama and Rezko have been friendly since Obama was in law school. In June of 2005, Obama used money from a book advance to purchase a house in a
high-end neighborhood on Chicago's South Side for $1.65 million--$300,000 below the asking price. The same day, Tony Rezko's wife, Rita, purchased
the neighboring plot for $625,000 dollars--the asking price. . It was the Obama’s who initiated the business deal to purchase part of the Rezko
property. The deal was made. The business dealing happened during a time that it was well known that Rezko was under criminal investigation A fence
was built (Rezko supposedly paid), and lawns were mowed (Obama paid). Things were fine until October 2006, when Rezko was indicted and pleaded not
guilty to unrelated charges of influence-peddling.
Obama has created the appearance of having done something wrong. There are now questions in the press about his judgment. WHY did Obama get the
house at below-market value but Rezko paid the asking price? What is Obama’s relationship with Rezko? What else will we find out as Obama is
finally VETTED?? etc etc etc
Edited ONCE to fix paragraph
[edit on 3/7/2007 by FlyersFan]