Urbin Report

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Obama buddy Tony Rezko to start singing for the Feds?

By way of Hot Air is this story from the Chicago Tribune.

Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a convicted influence peddler who was once one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s most trusted confidants, has met with federal prosecutors and is considering cooperating in the corruption probe of the governor’s administration, sources told the Tribune.

Rezko’s possible change of heart—after years of steadfast refusal—has sent ripples through a tight circle of prominent defense attorneys who represent dozens of potential witnesses and targets in the wide-ranging probe.

His cooperation would give prosecutors investigating the governor and his wife access to someone they have described as an ultimate political insider at the center of a pervasive pay-to-play scheme.


Odds are that Barak Obama was too far down on the totem pole of corrupt Chicago democrat machine politics to be heavily involved in anything Tony is going to sing about. At least that is what he is probably telling himself over and over again...