Sunday, September 28, 2008

Rezko talked with prosecutors, may aid probe, sources say

The Chicago Tribune reports on how Tony Rezko might have cut a deal with the Feds :
Four attorneys have told the Tribune in recent days that federal prosecutors have telephoned them and other attorneys either with news Rezko is talking, or armed with details only Rezko could know. The lawyers speculated prosecutors are using the preliminary talks with Rezko to shake loose more cooperation from other witnesses.

"I had very recent a conversation with an assistant U.S. attorney that led me to believe they were getting specific information from either Mr. Rezko or Mr. Rezko's lawyer," said a defense attorney who said he represents a figure in the case.
Just a reminder in case the Obama campaign doesn't think this is serious:
Two months before his conviction on fraud charges, Rezko typed a letter to his trial judge accusing "overzealous" prosecutors of pressuring him to talk about wrongdoing involving Obama or Blagojevich.
Is Obama running for President so he can pick a new U.S. Attorney for the northern district of Illinois?