Thursday, July 16, 2009
Rezko Mansion On Auction Block
The Wilmette mansion of convicted political fixer Tony Rezko, a former best pal of Barack Obama, is going on the auction block after he defaulted on a $5.9 million mortgage. Bank of America holds the mortgage to the home. Rezko bought the home in 2003, in part, with his ill-gotten gains from political insider deals with Illinois' most corrupt politicians, including Barack Obama. Rezko even chipped in and helped the Obamas purchase their South Side mansion, a potentially criminal act that will probably go unpunished to protect Obama from one of several alleged criminal acts he committed as a state senator and U.S. Senator from Illinois before his election as president. While Obama and Rezko lived the life of luxury in their mansions, people living in the government-subsidized housing projects Obama helped secure for Rezko lived in complete filth and unsafe conditions. That's the Chicago way, and they wouldn't have it any other way.