August 8, 2012
Did Senator Obama dodge taxes on a $400,000 gift from Tony Rezko?
Last February, a website focused on Chicago corruption reported that a former business partner of Tony Rezko gave Rezko $400K that Rezko gave to then Senator Barack Obama. The accusation relied on information provided by the star witness in a Chicago corruption case dating back to the early 1990's: Daniel T. Frawley, a former business partner of Antoin "Tony" Rezko, claims he gave Rezko $400,000 that Rezko gave to then U.S. Senator Barack Obama. This claim comes through Frawley's emails to, and conversations with, Robert "Bob" Cooley, former Chicago mob lawyer turned government informer and author of the book on Chicago corruption entitled "When Corruption Was King". Cooley was the star witness in a series of trials in the early 1990's as part of an F.B.I. investigation named Operation Gambat. Those trials led to the convictions of over a score of Chicago crooks, including First Ward Alderman Fred Roti, a made-man; the Chief Judge of Cook County's Chancery Court; the Assistant...(Read Full Post)