Blagojevich prosecution delayed, US Justice Department Patrick Fitzgerald conspiracy, Tony Rezko fall guy, Rezko attorneys contact me

Blagojevich prosecution delayed, US Justice Department Patrick Fitzgerald conspiracy, Tony Rezko fall guy, Rezko attorneys contact me

“The citizens of Illinois deserve public officials who act solely in the public’s interest, without putting a price tag on government appointments, contracts and decisions.”…Patrick Fitzgerald

“I was not going to wait until March or April or May to get it all nice and tidy”  “I think that would be irresponsible.””…Patrick Fitzgerald

“Governor Blagojevich has been arrested in the middle of what we can only describe as a political corruption crime spree. We acted to stop that crime spree.”…Patrick Fitzgerald

“I just think it’s very, very disturbing that we have these pay-to-play allegations going on for years.”…Patrick Fitzgerald

Tony Rezko, Rod Blagojevich and other Chicago corruption figures are scheduled for sentencing in a few days. The US Justice Department knew about corruption in the administration of Governor Blagojevich by at least the latter part of 2003. Here is what we know from US Justice Department and court records and media reports.

2002

From the Blagojevich arrest press release.

Pay-to-Play Schemes

“The charges include historical allegations that Blagojevich and Harris schemed with others – including previously convicted defendants Antoin Rezko, Stuart Levine, Ali Ata and others – since becoming governor in 2002 to obtain and attempt to obtain financial benefits for himself, his family and third parties, including his campaign committee, Friends of Blagojevich, in exchange for appointments to state boards and commissions, state employment, state contracts and access to state funds.”

2003

From the Washington Post December 22, 2008.

The wide-ranging public corruption probe that led to the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich got its first big break when a grandmother of six walked into a breakfast meeting with shakedown artists wearing an FBI wire.
Pamela Meyer Davis had been trying to win approval from a state health planning board for an expansion of Edward Hospital, the facility she runs in a Chicago suburb, but she realized that the only way to prevail was to retain a politically connected construction company and a specific investment house. Instead of succumbing to those demands, she went to the FBI and U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald in late 2003 and agreed to secretly record conversations about the project.

Her tapes led investigators down a twisted path of corruption that over five years has ensnared a collection of behind-the-scenes figures in Illinois government, including Joseph Cari Jr., a former Democratic National Committee member, and disgraced businessman Antoin “Tony” Rezko.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/21/AR2008122102334.html?wpisrc=newsletter

2004

  • March – May 2004: FBI chart presented to the Rezko Trial jury on April 28, 2008, shows 257 calls from Rezko’s phones to Blagojevich’s chief of staff, Lon Monk, between March 2004 and May 2004
  • June 7, 2004: Stuart Levine, a longtime Republican reappointed to the powerful Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board, abruptly resigns on the eve of several important hospital expansion votes. The revelation is the first indication that the Blagojevich administration is under federal criminal investigation.
  • June 27, 2004: The Chicago Tribune discloses that an official for one hospital seeking permission to expand was wearing a federal bug during meetings in an effort to expose extortion attempts by Levine and others for contributions to Blagojevich.
  • July 2, 2004: Levine resigns from his seat on the board of the state Teachers’ Retirement System. It remains undisclosed that federal authorities had secretly taped Levine’s conversations.

Why wasn’t Rod Blagojevich indicted in 2005?

  • May 9, 2005: Levine is indicted on corruption charges. Federal subpoenas are issued to numerous administration sources, including top Blagojevich fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko.
  • May 20, 2005: The governor’s office acknowledges to the Tribune that Rezko has an ongoing eight-year professional relationship with Patricia Blagojevich’s home-based real estate brokerage, River Realty Inc.
  • September 15, 2005: Prominent Democratic fundraiser Joseph Cari and a former lawyer for the state’s teacher’s pension board pleads guilty in an extortion scheme that steered state pension business to favored companies in exchange for campaign contributions to a high-ranking public official described in court documents only as “Public official A.”
  • October 25, 2005: The Tribune discloses a federal grand jury investigation into the alleged political hiring practices of the Blagojevich administration, including the governor’s top hiring aide, Joseph Cini.

Or

2006

  • August 5, 2006: The Chicago Tribune reports that Stuart Levine is cooperating with the federal investigation of state government.
  • October 11, 2006: Stuart Levine pleads guilty. Levine is cooperating with the government. Patrick Fitzgerald: “This indictment describes a frenzy of corrupt scheming, particularly in April and May 2004, in which political insiders sought to manipulate the activities of two state boards to fleece investment firms and individuals. The defendants and their associates put the word out loud and clear: you have to pay to play in Illinois.”  http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/pr/chicago/2006/pr1011_01.pdf

Or

2007

  • January 16, 2007:”Judicial Watch filed an open records lawsuit against the office of Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL), who is under federal investigation on several fronts, including corrupt hiring practices. Judicial Watch’s lawsuit, filed on January 16, 2007 in the Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court, specifically seeks, among other documents, any and all grand jury subpoenas received by the Governor’s office or any state agencies under the Governor’s control. The subpoenas reportedly were issued by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s office.Governor Blagojevich’s office refuses to release the subpoenas, claiming they are exempt from public disclosure. In a letter to Judicial Watch dated December 7, 2006, Allison Benway, Legal Counsel for Governor Blagojevich stated, “This Office cannot confirm or deny the existence of the documents requested, and even if this Office were to have documents responsive to your request, such documents would be exempt from release…””  http://www.judicialwatch.org/blagojevich
  •  March 9, 2007: Anita Mahajan, with business ties to Patti Blagojevich, received six felony charges.
  • December 13, 2007: Blagojevich fundraiser Christopher Kelly is indicted on federal tax evasion charges.

Or prosecuted in spring of 2008 instead of Tony Rezko.

Rod Blagojevich was governor of Illinois and had been monitored since late 2003. Tony Rezko was a businessman and never called as a witness.

Despite the doubletalk coming from Patrick Fitzgerald about protecting the citizens of Illinois, Blagojevich was arrested after the 2008 election in December.

Patrick Fitzgerald’s own words are damning.

“I was not going to wait until March or April or May to get it all nice and tidy”  “I think that would be irresponsible.””

“Governor Blagojevich has been arrested in the middle of what we can only describe as a political corruption crime spree. We acted to stop that crime spree.”.

“I just think it’s very, very disturbing that we have these pay-to-play allegations going on for years.”

And perhaps one more.

“We make no allegations that Obama was aware of any alleged scheming by Blagojevich.”

Rezko attorneys, contact me.

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32 responses to “Blagojevich prosecution delayed, US Justice Department Patrick Fitzgerald conspiracy, Tony Rezko fall guy, Rezko attorneys contact me

  1. Maybe you guys don’t understand this is serious, and it’s probably making the bullies and perps scared . The more that they find out about it, the worse that it gets. At least it’s being found out about now. Please think about it and read what they are saying.

    Please read and spread viral if you can. To attorneys, the bar associations, etc. — could politicians help? Well, they can’t do crap and probably can’t figure out how to do a crap, although if some can get it right, please tell them too.

    But this is being asked to be spread.

    http://jeffersonsrebels.blogspot.com/2011/11/justiagate-how-constitution-was.html

    P.s., if you’ve already spread this, just ignore.

  2. “AMERICANS RULED BY TURN COATS”

    By Mark Baisley
    November 12, 2011

    Excerpt:

    “And how in the hell are we not aggressively challenging the accusations of sexual harassment against presidential candidate Herman Cain?

    Anyone with a functioning moral compass will agree that sexual harassment is an unacceptable act that calls for justice. And when I heard Sharon Bialek’s detailed accusation against Mr. Cain, my heart sank. It appeared that a promising prospective candidate was being exposed for having character unfit for the office. Then I learned that media wannabe Gloria Allred was behind Bialek’s claims.

    It is commonly said that “Republicans eat their own.” What I like about that reputation is that there is an expected, albeit unwritten, moral standard. Everyone falls short of perfect, as it turns out. But, when someone with aspirations has proven himself to be a cad, we don’t want him. Herman Cain said that he would subject himself to a lie detector. I am rather looking for his accusers to subject themselves to a lie detector. This is immensely serious, having impacts of historical proportions.

    [...]

    It would have been a screaming travesty if the liberal assailants had been successful in that first battle in their war against black conservatives seeking to hold public office. Thomas Sowell, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a conservative black himself said of liberal attacks against Herman Cain, “Merely defeating a black conservative at the polls or at confirmation hearings is not enough. He must be destroyed as an influence in the future — and character assassination is the most obvious way to do it.”

    If Herman Cain is a lying skirt chaser, we want to know it now. But if his accusers are merely trying to prevent a black conservative from becoming the president, they should be convicted of treason and spend the rest of their days in a ten-by-ten room of regret.

    And how in the hell have we allowed our nation to be ruled by the tyranny of the judiciary? The Denver Post was candidly accurate with its titling of an article posted late Thursday, “District judge sides with Democrats in setting congressional districts for next 10 years.”

    I have long referred to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as “Senator Ginsburg” due to her proclivity for legislating from the bench. As of November 10, I am pinning that title to Denver District Judge Robert Hyatt. I sat in Senator Hyatt’s witness box last month during my testimony as a plaintiff in the court case that became necessary for determining the new congressional district maps for Colorado. At the time, Senator Hyatt seemed a reasonable and interested gentleman. It turns out that he was just clocking in daily and wasting the contributions of scores of erudite citizens with no intention of ruling according to statute and the facts submitted. The map that he selected, handed to him by the Democratic Party in the final days of the hearings, ignores the spirit and letter of every objective codified in the resolutions from the state legislature. Senator Hyatt passed his legislation on Colorado’s new Democratic-favored Congressional boundaries in a 1-to-null decision.

    It is my strong recommendation that the Colorado State Republican Party appeal Senator Hyatt’s ruling to the State Supreme Court. And once that matter is settled in final, I can imagine no other responsible action than to pursue the impeachment of Senator (Judge) Hyatt. His selfish priorities of partisan advantage over judicial discernment have earned him a very public, dishonorable discharge.

    I applaud the Penn State Board of Trustees for cleaning out everyone who was unwilling to call evil evil. I am impressed that they fired their legendary football coach and the university president for choosing silence over mercy for nine long years. They set an example for the rest of the nation. To tolerate an unholy alliance toward accomplishing a desired outcome is itself evil.

    As for the liars, cheaters and gerrymanderers of American history — Well the only hands that I see under someone else’s clothing are the left-wing puppet masters whose hands are up the backs of yellow journalists and boughtout judges.

    I strongly suspect that Herman Cain is the gentleman whom we always thought he was. And partisan justices are exactly the kind of turn-coat jerks that the writers of the United States Constitution warned us about.”

    Read More Here: http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/markbaisley/2011/11/13/americans_ruled_by_turn_coat_jerks/page/full/

  3. Starla……………….
    What else would you expect from a party who themselves personally PRACTICE exactly what they accuse others of. Their own filthey practices are well known,and includes perpetration of deviate practices against CHILDREN, untold homosexual practices against unwitting peers, lies , theft, and even murder. In actuality they only need to keep repeating their own sick life styles.
    Sadly there are a lot of people among us who are willing to believe that UP is DOWN just because somebody they know says it is. They are people who are caught up in their own little worlds,and couldn’t care less what is happening to their own country. This makes them a very large part of our problem. They are people who refuse to change any of their core beliefs. When they finally do wake up to the truth it will be because one of the people who they thought a friend now is pointing a weapon at them. Too late then!

  4. Looks as though I am not wanted tonight………MODERATION.

  5. BYE BYE ALL.

  6. I just read in a Free Republic article that Larry Sinclair was killed in a hit and run accident where the driver and car got away. Can anyone confirm or deny?

  7. charlesmountain

    Author of “Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder”, Lawrence W. Sinclair has died tonight near his home in a purported car accident. It was apparently a hit and run. Police say the other driver got away and there was no sign of the other driver or his car.
    http://www.people-in-the-news.com/2011/11/13/larry-sinclair-is-dead/
    http://hillbuzz.org/free-republic-reports-larry-sinclair-is-dead-here-is-what-i-know-76157

  8. Time to begin referring to our usurper White House resident as…..

    XPOTUS !!

    Use it, and get it to go viral………and see how the lefties respond. It has, at least, a dual meaning that most of them will recognise, especially those
    with the inside knowledge of the X connection.

    But then, maybe XXXPOTUS would be more appropo !!

  9. I sent an email to Larry Sinclair early this morning.
    I will report more when I know more.
    Wells

  10. I’ve got Larry on the phone now. He is NOT dead.

  11. …Police say the other driver got away and there was no sign of the other driver or his car…

    what police?

  12. Have a great day, Larry!

  13. Thanks Nancy and God.

  14. Link at hillbuzz says the same.

    Sick hoax.

  15. A person named Nancy Peacock on the web site here:

    http://www.citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/blagojevich-prosecution-delayed-us-justice-department-patrick-fitzgerald-conspiracy-tony-rezko-fall-guy-rezko-attorneys-contact-me/#comment-217165

    said she just talked to Larry Sinclair on the telephone.

    “Nancy Peacock | November 14, 2011 at 7:50 am |

    I’ve got Larry on the phone now. He is NOT dead.”

    * * * *

    “Papoose | November 14, 2011 at 7:52 am |

    Have a great day, Larry”

    * * * *

    Thank God Larry Sinclair is safe & alive. I am daily praying for Larry Sinclair’s safety, immortal soul, & for Larry’s life. I am also praying daily for ALL American citizen’s safety’s & immortal souls, & for all of our lives to be lead, guided, guarded, & protected by GOD THE SAVIOR OF HUMANITY LORD JESUS CHRIST in these terrible & evil days on earth we are temporarily living through on earth before Christ returns on the earth.

    Christ Jesus the LORD will give to people who are His faithful servants His Always Faithful & Always True Infinitely Powerful Promises of living in THE FOREVER LIVING, FOREVER LIFE PERFECT KINGDOM OF GOD in HEAVEN FOREVER LIFE as promised by Christ Jesus the LORD for Christ Jesus’ obedient, humble, loving servants on earth who are faithful to, and who actually daily live & daily put into action GOD THE SAVIOR, CHRIST JESUS, THE LORD GOD’S FOREVER LIVING WORDS that are FACTUALLY written as GOD ALMIGHTY’S ETERNAL FOREVER LIVING COVENANT/
    CONTRACT by GOD in the Holy Bible for us.

  16. Good Morning! I’m glad Larry Sinclair is okay!

  17. Fox news says SCOTUS will hear Heath care case.

  18. “UPDATE: HILLBUZZ IS REPORTING THAT LARRY SINCLAIR IS VERY MUCH ALIVE!…”

    http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/

    “NOTE: Here’s the broadcast we did on The HillBuzz & Mrs. Fox Show that started all this commotion last week. After this show aired, the cyber attacks started that took down this site for two days…that attacked our radio archives…and that now resulted in this Free Republic story about Larry Sinclair right before his scheduled appearance on our show this coming Tuesday November 15th.
    This can’t be a coincidence.
    It has to be a coordinated intimidation effort.
    You have to ask more loudly than ever WHAT IS THIS WHITE HOUSE TRYING SO DESPERATELY TO HIDE?”

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hillbuzzandmrsfox/2011/11/08/is-barack-obama-gay

    http://hillbuzz.org/free-republic-reports-larry-sinclair-is-dead-here-is-what-i-know-76157

  19. SCOTUS is going to hear the case against Obamacare.

    Contained in the effort to have the healthcare bill declared unconstitutional is an amicus curie brief, claiming the healthcare bill is unconstitutional because Obama is not a natural born citizen, and is not eligible to be president, and he is not qualified to sign the healthcare bill into law.

  20. “We are at war. And the enemy is the media.” — Pamela Geller

    “Sit back and watch this. Geller nails it. We are surrounded by the enemy and we are at war. Make no mistake. You need to know who the enemy is. The enemy is the media and is the biggest weapon our enemies have in their arsenal.”

    http://radiopatriot.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/we-are-at-war-and-the-enemy-is-the-media-pamela-geller/

  21. Message body
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2007-08-22/news/0708210973_1_iraqi-officials-prime-minister-ayad-allawi-al-radhi

    In addition to this time line important points mull over:
    Frawley was picked up in March of 2006 and started acting as an informant for the feds immediately. During this time he was wired, recording conversations and according to the court file of Frawley vs. Weaver it sounds as if Frawley was acting independent of the feds recording for his own personal use. While he was working under instruction for the DOJ, Frawley actively sought to reactivate his security contract with the Iraqi government, having met with Senator Obama staffer Seamus Ahern numerous times, exchanging emails, phone calls and faxes.

    (It is important to note that in an interview with local press in 2008, then Presidential candidate Obama made the ridiculous claim that, he didn’t know Daniel T. Frawely was Tony Rezko’s partner. The creditless Frawley couldn’t get an appointment with anyone let alone an Illinois Senator.)

    It was later that year October of 2006 that Tony Rezko was indicted. Another partner in the Companion Security deal Aiham Alsammarae ex-Minister of Electricity for Iraq had escaped the Green Zone in Iraq in December of 2006. Alsammarae was convicted in Iraq for stealing $650 million U.S. and Iraq dollars, he was sentenced in absentia of 21 years. This entire time D.T. Frawley was acting as a covert informant recording conversations…Unearthed in Frawley vs. Weaver it would appear that he wasn’t completely forth coming with the DOJ, what he kept to himself and what he reported to the feds has yet to be revealed BECAUSE the feds NEVER brought charges against anyone involved in the Companion Seucrity scam…

    (Frawley has 2 Facebook profiles, one Daniel Frawley, one Dan Frawley…”Dan” Frawley’s profile claims he is owner operator of Companion Security and is a fan of Aiham Alsammarae who also has a Facebook profile.)

    WHY did the DOJ and the press drop the ball on this? Is stealing $650 million dollars from the U.S. war effort not enough incentive? Imagine for a moment if these unvetted convicted felons succeeded in bringing the 150 Iraqi militants here to Illinois to train to use Ak-47′s and other assault weapons? Being trained by Daniel T. Frawley who has no military experience, no college and was fired from the Chicago Police Dept. after 7 months for being an extreme racist back in 1977. (Do you know how extreme you have to be to get fired from the CPD in ’77 for being racist?)

    WE now know that Bernard Barton/John Thomas was acting as an informant as of 2003 within the Rezko circle along with Dan Mahru, Stuart Levine and Daniel T. Frawley…It is doubtful they knew about each other. The feds compare notes and work out who’s telling the truth, who’s holding back and who’s lying.

    WHY should we care? WHAT’s the big deal? The feds caught these guy’s before any harm was done??????
    IN Frawley vs. Weaver they (Weavers lawyer) inferred that this lawsuit started out as a blackmail attempt by Frawley and when Weaver did not comply to his demands Frawley filed the lawsuit. THE potential for Frawley to blackmail the President is staggering, he has the information, the experience and nothing to lose.

    7 day’s to Rezko sentencing8 day’s to Frawely sentencing

  22. Thanks Bessie.

  23. Citizen & Nancy; sometimes these kinds of sick rumors have a magical way of back-firing….You will find out that Larry has a lot of love and support which I am sure was not the intentions of the rumor starter…Go Larry!!!

  24. “SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR HEALTH CARE CASE”

    “Case could be the court’s most significant and political undertaking in more than a decade”

    “WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear arguments next March over President Barack Obama’s main domestic achievement, health care overhaul, setting up an election year showdown.

    The decision to hear arguments in the spring allows plenty of time for a decision in late June, just over four months before Election Day.”

    Here:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45287817/ns/politics-more_politics/

  25. Gordo…………………………
    The saddest part of what people percieve about the enemy is he (THE MEDIA) are really BAD ASSES. Let me straighten everyone out on the latter. Gordo you are DEAD ON,but the only thing that is bad about the media is their STINKING ASSES. They are really BEER GUZZLING, lard assed, a$$holes who ONLY THINK they are bad. After all the only ammo they have is their SICK,and otherwise WARPED little minds, and a HELL OF A LOT OF HOT AIR. They think EVERYBODY is so damn stupid that they will believe every word the media spews out from their dirty little mouths. But there ARE NINCOMPOOPS among us who because of their own sick little minds do in fact believe every word that the media utters. Unfortunately sooner or later they are going to learn the error of their ways……the HARD WAY.

  26. I would think that a person having Larry’s notoriety would consider either hiring people to assist him in the conduct of his life,or purchase,and learn to use a firearm, and get good enough at it that he will not miss when he fires the first defensive shot. If I was in his shoes I would purchase a .44 Mag, but keep it loaded with .44 special. But if the situation justifies then he simply reloads with the Mag rounds. Then he will be able to give all of the A$$HOLES he shoots at a NEW AND MUCH LARGER ANUS. If the target lives through the ordeal he/she will never again be able to physically do much of anything.

  27. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Bessie | November 14, 2011 at 11:11 am |
    ________________________________________

    Good Timing.

  28. oldsalt79

    We need bill boards telling the people that the media is lieing to them to get the truth from the blogs before the media is shut down!

    Also…I agree with you and may add to it! The stinking “white” media people will be the first ones taking away and done away with if it does come to a complete Communist take over. If they are thinking they are the chosen ones they will have a very rude awakening.

    God Bless Larry Sinclair..and may the Lord keep him safe!

  29. OldSalt79 – I’m fairly sure that Larry is well armed. A year or so ago I saw a photo of him with a pump shotgun.

  30. Talking about the media, you need to read this, if you cherish your right to the internet:

    U.S. Government About to Control Internet

    (quote)
    Obama has been pushing for the federal government to take control of the Internet in the US and now it seems that a huge step towards that goal is about to take effect.

    On Sunday, Nov. 20, ‘Net Neutrality’ will take effect.  Proponents have claimed that the regulation is necessary to insure neutrality of internet service; however, they are not being forthright in their depiction.

    Many believe the ultimate goal of net neutrality is to eliminate all private internet service providers resulting in the US government ending up as the only internet provider left.  And as the only provider, they would regulate who does and who doesn’t have access to the internet as well as regulate website content of all US based sites.

    Read more: US Government About to Control Internet  | Godfather Politics http://godfatherpolitics.com/2021/us-government-abou-to-control-internet/#ixzz1dhvG0iqb

  31. All Democrats

    Rod Blagojevich, the 40th governor of Illinois, has been accused of trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat, and other abuses of office. Blagojevich, a Democrat, was arrested Dec. 9, 2008, after self-incriminating evidence dating back to 2003 was gathered through taps on his office and his home phones. After appearing in court, Blagojevich was released on $4,500 bail. “Gov. Blagojevich has taken us to a new low,” U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said. “This conduct would make Lincoln roll over in his grave.”

    Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., has served in Congress for more than 40 years. The chairman of the powerful tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee is currently the target of a far-ranging investigation by the House Ethics Committee. The committee is looking at whether Rangel protected an oil company from a major tax bill when the head of the company made a donation to a college center named after the congressman. The Ethics Committee also is looking at whether Rangel paid appropriate taxes for a beach home he owns in the Dominican Republic. Rangel maintains he has done nothing improper.

    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick resigned in September 2008, after attempts to conceal an extramarital affair at the heart of a whistleblower lawsuit against the city. Kilpatrick, a Democrat, who was the youngest person ever elected mayor of Detroit, is currently serving a sentence at the Wayne County jail on multiple felony counts of perjury and obstruction of justice. The incident was not the first time Kilpatrick was in the news for bad behavior in office. He was previously accused of running up thousands of dollars on city-issued credit cards for travel and leisure and throwing wild parties at the mayor’s residence.

    U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney, D-Fla., allegedly agreed to pay his former girlfriend and staff member $121,000 to keep her from suing him for sexual harassment. “You work at my pleasure,” Mahoney was heard telling his former mistress on a Jan. 20, 2008, telephone call that was recorded. He then fired her, saying, “The only person that matters is guess who? Me. You understand that. That is how life really is. That is how it works.” Mahoney was elected to represent West Palm Beach in Congress

    New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized to his family and the public after the New York Times reported the Democrat’s involvement in a prostitution ring in March 2008. Spitzer did not elaborate on the claims, but said, “I must now dedicate time to regain the trust of my family.” As New York attorney general, prior to his election as governor, Spitzer was known for his hard-on-crime tactics, including prosecutions of prostitution. Spitzer resigned from office in March, saying, “I am deeply sorry that I did not live up to what was expected of me.”

    William Jefferson, D-La., has been under investigation for suspected corruption by the FBI since March 2005. As part of the probe into allegations that he took bribes from a Kentucky businessman, FBI agents raided his office on Capitol Hill and his home, where they found $90,000 wrapped in tinfoil in his freezer. The congressman, who denies accepting bribes, was ousted from office and replaced by Anh “Joseph” Cao, Dec. 6, 2008.

    Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is seen here arriving at federal court in Chicago for his racketeering and corruption trial in 2006. Ryan’s case was prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who is bringing charges against Ryan’s successor as Illinois governor, Democrat Rod Blagojevich.

    William Jefferson, D-La., has been under investigation for suspected corruption by the FBI since March 2005. As part of the probe into allegations that he took bribes from a Kentucky businessman, FBI agents raided his office on Capitol Hill and his home, where they found $90,000 wrapped in tinfoil in his freezer. The congressman, who denies accepting bribes, was ousted from office and replaced by Anh “Joseph” Cao, Dec. 6, 2008.

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