Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Feds Dropping Charges Against Ted Stevens Due To Prosecutorial Misconduct

Somebody in the Justice Department determined they were going to destroy the political career of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), an Indianapolis native, by hook or crook. Although a D.C. federal jury convicted Stevens on charges he accepted close to $250,000 in gifts from an oil industry executive just days before last fall's general election, evidence surfaced post-trial that federal prosecutors had engaged in gross misconduct, including the failure to turn over potentially exculpatory evidence to Stevens' attorneys. "According to Justice Department officials, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to drop the case against Stevens rather than continue to defend the conviction in the face of persistent problems stemming from the actions of prosecutors," NPR reports.

The charges brought against Stevens primarily revolved around remodeling work done on his Alaska home. Federal prosecutors in Illinois are looking into similar allegations against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. During the trial of Tony Rezko, one witness claimed bags of cash were delivered per Rezko's instructions to a contractor performing work on the governor's house to avoid liens being filed. Curiously, the media has ignored Rezko's involvement in the purchase of Obama's Southside mansion after Rezko allegedly aided the governor in the work done on his house. The money trail in Obama's case is undeniable. Rezko's wife purchased an adjoining lot as part of the deal in which the purchase price of Obama's home was reduced substantially. Rezko's wife then sold a portion of the lot to Obama, thereby increasing the value of Obama's home substantially while rendering the vacant Rezko lot of limited building value. The transaction equated to Rezko delivering several hundred thousand dollars of cash to Obama, which Obama no doubt failed to report as income on his income tax return. If you didn't have knowledge of the transaction, you wouldn't know Obama owned his Chicago home. Property records indicate that it is being held in a land trust by Rezko's attorney. If Obama isn't indicted in connection with this transaction, it will only be because he is being shown favoritism by the Justice Department, something it didn't afford the 85-year-old Stevens.


Concerned Taxpayer said...

"Curiously, the media has ignored Rezko's involvement in the purchase of Obama's Southside mansion..."

Curiously? CURIOUSLY?? You KNOW why. Because no one can touch "The One." It's very simple.

Mike W said...

I'm a newbie to this website. However, I can't let you get away with your innuendo about President Obama. As a new reader of your blog, I have to tell you it damages your credibility from my perspective.

Here's a link to with a more detailed explanation of the real estate purchase.

Gary R. Welsh said...

I've researched that issue up and down. I've interviewed the professional appraiser the bank originally hired to value the lot. His appraisal was removed from the file by one of the bank's officers and replaced with a higher appraisal before documents subpoenaed by federal prosecutors were turned over. The Fact Check website is useless. It continously posted false information purporting to be fact throughout last year's election. The organization, which gave millions to Obama and his terrorist budy, Bill Ayers, has no crediblity.