Tony Rezko sentenced to 126 months, November 22, 2011, Judge Amy J. St. Eve, Rezko never called as witness, 10 1/2 year sentence
“Why wasn’t Rod Blagojevich, Governor of IL, prosecuted before Tony Rezko, a businessman?”…Citizen Wells
“I’m assuming the information is about the payments made by Rezko to Obama, so we know we’re talking about the right conversation, right?” …Attorney Daniel Konicek, Frawley Deposition
“I just think it’s very, very disturbing that we have these pay-to-play allegations going on for years.”…Patrick Fitzgerald
“Why was Tony Rezko’s sentencing delayed?”…Citizen Wells
Tony Rezko, a longtime associate and friend of Barack Obama, who was convicted in June 0f 2008 and never called as a witness, was sentenced today in the courtroom of Judge Amy J. St. Eve. Rezko was sentenced to 126 months.
Live feeds from courtroom by Natasha Korecki of the Chicago SunTimes:
“Line for Rezko sentencing already stretching down court hallway. Two rows of his family in place in courtroom.”
“Rezko looks over to his daughter briefly and she grows emotional. His lawyer now giving Rezko history to judge.”
“Rezko lawyer says Lon Monk far more culpable in Blagojevich probe but got 24-month deal.”
“Lawyer says Rezko, 56, is bankrupt and will never act criminally again.. ” I cannot overstate how remorseful Mr. Rezko is.”"
“Prosecutor’s turn now in Rezko. Says his conduct was “about as bad as it gets in a pol corruption case…Illinois was for sale.”
“Rezko clearly agitated as prosecutor says Rezko overstated bad conditions in county jail. Says Rezko got sunlight — through skylights.”
“Tony Rezko sentenced to 126 months in prison. He’s already served about 44.”