Monday, September 29, 2008

Rezko courthouse visits fuel rumors he's talking

The AP reports:
Convicted political fixer Antoin "Tony" Rezko has been quietly visiting Chicago's federal courthouse, setting off speculation that he may be spilling secrets to federal prosecutors in return for a lenient sentence.

Prosecutors investigating Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration would plainly like to hear what Rezko knows, and there is plenty of incentive to talk.

"Jail is horrible and Tony Rezko has just two options," says Jay Stewart, executive director of the Better Government Association. "One option is to do nothing and get a full sentence. The other is to cooperate with prosecutors."
Rezko attorney William Ziegelmueller declined to comment and attorney Joseph Duffy, the lead counsel at Rezko's trial, did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press on Monday.
The fact that Rezko's attorneys aren't denying Tony Rezko is talking to the Feds is significant.Obama's close friend might have a few stories to tell the Feds.