posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 08:25 PM
Date published: 03:04 PM ET, 09/30/2008 by Derek Kravitz
Snipit: Antoin "Tony" Rezko, the Chicago political influence peddler whose relationship with Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama has
been highlighted by Obama's political opponents, might be helping the government mount a corruption case against the state's governor.
Rezko, 53, the one-time real-estate developer and fast-food entrepreneur, was convicted in June of mail fraud, attempted extortion and money
laundering after prosecutors say he tried to get $7 million in bribes from a contractor to do business in Illinois.
Comment: This could be troubling news since Obama has been heavily linked with both Rezko and Gov. Rod Blagojevich's.