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Obama's Connection to Slumlord Tony Rezko (detailed)

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posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 06:09 PM

Rezko is a Syrian immigrant who rose to power inside Chicago, becoming a well-known "slumlord" and a player in Illinois politics. He was convicted in June of 16 counts of corruption. According to the charges, Rezko ripped off $6 million from the state of Illinois through kickbacks while working for the administration of current Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

In 1995, when Obama ran for a seat in the Illinois Senate, Rezko, through two of his companies, donated thousands of dollars to the Obama campaign. Ironically, Obama won the election in a district that included 11 of Rezko's 30 low-income housing projects.

Still, Rezko and Obama had more than just a political relationship. In 2005, when Rezko was under federal investigation for influence peddling, Obama and Rezko's wife, Rita, bought adjacent pieces of property from a Chicago doctor.

Full Article - Charles Smith, NewsMax Inc.

[edit on 2-9-2008 by jetxnet]

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[edit on 2/9/2008 by Mirthful Me]

posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 06:14 PM
And yet ANOTHER anti-Obama thread started by Jetxnet.

At least we can see that Jetxnet's opinions won't be biased or ignorant based off of his ingenious avatar...

posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 06:27 PM
No Wonder Obama wants the Global Poverty tax. I wonder how many guns our tax dolars will be buying. I already knew the tax was a sell out to the multinational Ag corporations' but this is not even excusable as being naive.

posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 06:29 PM
The information is valid. And if Jetxnet feels like he needs to share information from valid sources the Obamatrrons never frequent, then I say go Jetxnet! I don't feel obligated to you lunatics at all.

You can't really think that a man's friends/partners/associates have no bearing on the man, do you? Look around.

posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 06:43 PM
Very interesting... another scary finding about one of the candidates. Actually, I'm not that surprised.

posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 06:50 PM
Well interesting article sure to raise eyebrows every where, thanks for posting a link at least it makes it valid compare to Jamie83's thread base on opinions.


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