Chicago Corruption Trials and the Sounds of Silence

Barack Obama's and Rod Blagojevich's convicted felon fund-raiser, Tony Rezko, has recently been sentenced to ten years minus 44 months for time served in jail for wide-ranging corruption.  Many people would like to ask him about his connections to others who knew -- even participated in -- practices that helped to get him planted in the pokey.  They are also curious about why he was never subpoenaed to testify at trials of some of those who were subsequently convicted of corrupt associations with him, including former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. It's very apparent that the FBI had compelling criminal evidence against Blago long in advance.  This included information provided by Stuart Levine, a lawyer who had served on the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board when then-State Senator Obama chaired the Illinois Health & Human Services Committee.  Levine had pled guilty in October 2006 to some of the same corruption counts as Rezko, and was since...(Read Full Article)