Daniel Frawley sentencing December 20, 2011, Rezko partner, Deposition reveals Rezko payment to Obama, Companion Security link
“In the Daniel Frawley Deposition, why did Tony Rezko give Obama money and why did Frawley assert his Fifth Amendment privilege?”…Citizen Wells
“Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells
“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich
Daniel Frawley, a one time partner of Tony Rezko, is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday, December 20, 2011 in the courtroom of Judge Ronald A. Guzman .
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 (As of 12/13/11 at 03:48:00 AM
Honorable Ronald A. Guzman Courtroom 1219 (RAG)
1:11-cr-00056 USA v. Frawley 10:30 Sentencing
Commenter Bessie gave us a heads up on the sentencing dates on 2011/11/22 at 3:35 pm.
“Daniel T. Frawley sentencing date is scheduled for December 20 and the 21st….Why 2 date’s I don’t know….a little confusing…but again it’s just day’s before Christmas”
From Citizen Wells November 16, 2011.
“On March 9, 2011, Ulsterman reported the following White House Insider report.
“You said earlier that Obama was more confident these days though…
He is. Pelosi backed off. Issa appears to have done the same. Holder is holding the line. Information coming out of Chicago is still being limited – clamped down upon. That doesn’t mean they aren’t nervous. They are.
Watch the Blagojevich thing – the trial. The deal to be made. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And what happened to Rezko? That’s part of the same deal. A company called Companion Security…Blago, Rezko, the Feds. It’s all brewing – maybe boiling over? Of course the national media is burying all of this. Most of it – that’s partly why we gotta back off. The risk, the exposure, it’s too great. We need help – help that I thought was coming but never fully materialized.
Rezko? That could still be a problem for Obama?
(Laughs) Yeah – do you think? Hell yeah it could be a problem. The guy has been holed up in jail waiting for sentencing. Why? Why so long? Holder’s people are all over that thing – just like Blago. Obama is in the mix of that mess for sure. Does anybody really dispute that? But you see, it’s the Justice Department’s complicity in protecting Obama during the ongoing investigations – talking current crimes here now… that is what can really sink them. Not that there is just bank fraud, RICO laws that were broken, payoffs, intimidations, – that’s all basic Chicago business as usual, right? But now add the White House’s handling of all of that since Obama became President – now you got a presidential scandal. Now you got an investigation that leads to uncovering all of that mess. Now you got grounds to legally go after Holder, Jarrett, and even the President of the United States. Hell, throw in the First Lady too…”
“On July 11, 2011 the Chicago SunTimes presented 2 articles.”
”Ex-Rezko partner’s sentencing delayed”
“After this story was published Monday morning, U.S. District Judge Ronald A. Guzman canceled Daniel T. Frawley’s sentencing hearing, which had been scheduled for Tuesday. Court records did not indicate why Guzman did this. Frawley’s sentencing had not been re-scheduled.
Daniel T. Frawley once teamed with Tony Rezko — the political fixer who’s now in jail — in what turned out to be a doomed effort to open a training school for Iraqi security forces in western Illinois. Now, Frawley faces a federal prison stretch of his own.”
“Details about Frawley’s cooperation with the U.S. attorney’s office, the FBI and the Illinois attorney general’s office can be gleaned from a 65-page court deposition he gave seven months ago in a legal-malpractice lawsuit that he filed against his former longtime lawyer, George Weaver. In the lawsuit, Frawley accuses Weaver of having overbilled him and telling him to “withhold certain information from the government” when he was cooperating with authorities.
That sworn statement, given Dec. 1, 2010, is posted at suntimes.com/news/watchdogs. In it, Frawley talks about three meetings he’s had with law enforcement authorities since 2006. The deposition outlines how he secretly recorded Rezko, and it raises a new and unsubstantiated question about Rezko’s once-close relationship with Obama — an issue that dogged the then-U.S. senator during his presidential campaign four years ago.”
““I was on the phone, making a phone call to Tony Rezko,” Frawley says, according to the transcript. “I had a luncheon engagement with him. George was outside of the room where I was making the telephone call, and the purpose of the call was for me to keep my luncheon engagement with Tony Rezko and to go over and to record Tony Rezko.
“George saw and heard me on the phone, came running in and went like this [demonstrating]: Cut it,” drawing his hand across his throat.
Later in the deposition, Weaver’s lawyer, Daniel F. Konicek, asks Frawley about what specific information Weaver is supposed to have told Frawley to withhold from federal authorities.
“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?” Konicek asks Frawley.
Frawley doesn’t answer. So Konicek presses him: “Am I correct it was about Obama being paid by Rezko?”
Frawley replies: “I’m not answering that question, based upon my attorney’s instructions.””
“Tony Rezko’s $50 million Iraq deal (reprinted from August 7, 2007)”
“Two years ago, Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity gave a $50 million contract to a start-up security company owned by now-indicted businessman Tony Rezko and a onetime Chicago cop with a checkered financial past. Within a month, an Iraqi leadership change left the deal in limbo.
Now the company, Companion Security, is working to revive its contract to train Iraqi power-plant guards in the United States.
Companion found support last summer from Gov. Blagojevich, whose staff offered to let the company lease a military facility in western Illinois. Since then, Companion has been lobbying officials from Washington to Baghdad about its Iraqi deal, according to documents obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Blagojevich’s offer to assist Companion came as a federal investigation into Rezko’s state-government dealings was heating up. A former top fund-raiser for the governor and other politicians, Rezko was indicted on corruption charges in October — four months after Blagojevich’s homeland security chief wrote a letter inviting Companion to train the guards at the Savanna Army Depot.
The governor’s spokeswoman said state officials didn’t know Rezko had ties to Companion until the Sun-Times began asking questions. Blagojevich and his staff also didn’t know that Companion’s chief executive, former cop Daniel T. Frawley, had a history of financial problems, she said.
It’s unclear if Frawley and Rezko remain partners. They declined to comment.
After the state found a proposed training site, Frawley went to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) last August.
Obama’s staff declined to help.
“The Senate staff had two meetings, one conference call, and sporadically e-mailed with representatives of Companion Security about their request for Sen. Obama to write a letter introducing the company to senior officials in the Iraqi government,” Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said. “That is not the kind of action Sen. Obama usually takes for individual companies, and our staff concluded on that basis to decline the requested assistance.”
LaBolt said Obama’s staff was unaware Companion had any ties to Rezko, who has raised campaign donations for Obama.
Companion beefed up its lobbying efforts in March, hiring a Washington attorney who has contacted the U.S. State and Commerce departments. Frawley wants U.S. officials to persuade the Iraqi government to honor the contract he signed on April 18, 2005, when Aiham Alsammarae, another friend of Rezko’s, ran Iraq’s electricity agency.”
“As Frawley sought to revive the contract in spring 2006, Blagojevich’s chief of staff, John Harris, directed the state’s homeland security adviser, Jill Morgenthaler, to find “a military site for the training of Iraqi police forces,” Morgenthaler wrote in an April 26, 2006, e-mail. She wrote the letter in June 2006 offering the Savanna site.
Two months later, Frawley sought help from Obama, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who is now running for president. Frawley met with Seamus Ahern, who runs Obama’s Moline office. Frawley and Ahern discussed the proposal over a period of about six months.
Obama and Blagojevich viewed Frawley’s efforts as a chance to create jobs in the Quad Cities area.”