Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Bag Of Cash To Save Governor's House

The testimony in Tony Rezko's federal trial on public corruption charges gets worse by the day. It seems the political fixer likes helping politicians out with their homes. According to government witness Ali Ata, the man who earlier said he purchased his $125,000 a year state job from Gov. Rod Blagojevich for about $50,000 in campaign contributions, Rezko had him to arrange the delivery of a $25,000 bag of cash to him to pay off building contractors to prevent liens from being filed on the remodeled home of the governor. Recall that Rezko is the close Obama friend who helped out Sen. Obama with the purchase of his South Side mansion by purchasing an adjoining lot and then later selling a portion of that lot to him. Nothing to be concerned about here.

UPDATE: Check out this information Mike Stein posted on the Sun-Times blog on the Rezko trial, claiming proof that Obama and Rezko are partners:

PROOF POSITIVE THAT REZKO AND OBAMA ARE PARTNERS

Examine the Cook County land records:

The deed for the house that the Obama’s purchased for $300k less than the asking price is from Frederic Wondisford and his wife, Sally Radovic, to the Obama’s Northern Trust Company Land Trust #10209 (established as such for “confidentiality”) is dated 15 June 2005 and is recorded 21 June 2005 as Document #0517233010. Declared value is $1,650,000.00.
The deed for the vacant lot is from Wondisford/Radovic to Rita M. Rezko. This deed is dated 15 June 2005 and recorded a day earlier, on 20 June 2005 as Document #0517133004. Declared value is $625,000.00.

Examination of the Cook County records very clearly indicates that Rita M. Rezko conveyed the entire lot to Obama’s Northern Trust Company Land Trust #10209 on 11 January 2006 and recorded 16 February 2006 as Document #0604733162. Declared value is $104,500.00.
VERY IMPORTANTLY, thorough and careful examination of all Cook County land records fails to locate a deed back to Rita M. Rezko from the Obama’s Northern Trust Company Land Trust #10209.

There is a “wild’ deed indicated from Rita M. Rezko to “5050 S. Greenwood LLC”. This is an Illinois limited liability corporation with the same address as Rezmar Corporation that is registered to the indicted Tony Rezko. (This deed is considered “wild” because it is not supported by any ownership deed from the Obama’s Land Trust.)

Furthermore, Tony Rezko’s registered corporation, 5050 S. Greenwood LLC, then pledges the entire vacant lot in favor of a mortgage THAT IS STILL OPEN with Fifth Third Bank for the amount of $375,000.00. This is Document #0703357023 recorded 2 February 2007.

THUS, THE ENTIRE VACANT LOT IS TITLED TO SEN. BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA (IN THEIR LAND TRUST FOR CONFIDENTIALITY) AND ALLOWED BY SENATOR BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA TO BE PLEDGED BY A TONY REZKO CORPORATION TO SECURE A LOAN.

This is contrary to what has been stated by Senator Obama; contrary to what has been stated by Senator Obama’s campaign staff: and contrary to what has been reported.

It must be noted that a seemingly intelligent Harvard educated attorney does not make such unknowing errors as stated above. The above is obvious intent not “oversight”.

6 comments:

iPOPA said...

To paraphrase Masson's Blog:
You're playing six degrees of separation with Obama. When you get wind of an Obama indictment for being a co-conspirator on something, let me know. THAT will get my attention.

Advance Indiana said...

Obama is still unloading contributions he received from Rezko as new details and new co-conspirators come to light. Rezko was Obama's closest political pal. That's not six degrees of separation. You're asking me to believe Rezko behaved like a boy scout around Obama while he played a con man around Gov. Blagojevich--also another close Obama friend. You have to remember, I worked for the Illinois legislature for 6 years. I know how thoroughly corrupt these people are. Obama didn't get where he is being a boy scout.

Concerned Taxpayer said...

Don't worry folks...he's here to save America.

Tell me again why he refuses to wear an American flag on his lapel.

john said...

It's sad that a.i. is concerned with what is going on in Chicago instead of who will do the best job for us. I'd be more concerned with Hillary's repetitive lies about just about everything. If you lie about sniper fire knowing there is video, you are just about giving people the finger. Now, the momma of gay rights stands by clapping her hands while her endorser uses negative language insulting gays. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/04/north-carolina.html

Concerned Taxpayer said...

What do you EXPECT from democrats?

tarrandwoolley said...

Aren't you an attorney Gary? Do you really think this means something? I knew this guy once that loaned me money and then he got arrested on drug charges - does that make me a druggie, co-conspiratory, drug dealer or even a "close friend"? I guess in your world it would. I don't like your world, because under your regin we should all be pointing the finger at each other. This is old non-substantive news, unfortunately the only type of news I have seen for AI in a while. Get of it, because everyone else has.