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Obama and Antoin "Tony" Rezko

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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]

posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 06:39 AM
Obama was a Senator at the time. He had to know about Rezko's dealings. He should have avoided the appearance of impropriety and association, and bought elsewhere.

posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 09:16 AM
or maybe the guy just views rezko as a good friend and doesn't want to give up friendship for politics.

posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 09:35 AM
madnessinmysoul ... you are generous. That's nice.

But when it comes to politicians ... friendship comes in waaaaaaaay behind their own political aspirations. From the looks of everything, Obama is shaping up to be a typical politician. But who knows .. perhaps you are right and he's an exception to the norm. (but I doubt it).

posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 11:22 AM
And now we have a problem with some stock deals he made ... including pharmacutical stocks and investors of his campaigns.

Oh boy.

A shady real-estate deal or two with 'The Windy City Sleaze' and now major questions about his stock dealings and investors. Couple that with that he wants distance himself from his spiritual advisor ... YEP .. he's a politician alright. :shk:

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