Blagojevich appeal update, March 7, 2013, 10000 pages of delayed trial transcripts, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Later in 2013, Fitzgerald US Justice Dept. delayed prosecution

Blagojevich appeal update, March 7, 2013, 10000 pages of delayed trial transcripts, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Later in 2013, Fitzgerald US Justice Dept. delayed prosecution

“Why wasn’t Rod Blagojevich, Governor of IL, prosecuted before Tony Rezko, a businessman?”…Citizen Wells

“Why did Colin Powell allow Patrick Fitzgerald to be pulled away from the Blagojevich prosecution?”…Citizen Wells

“Why wasn’t Rod Blagojevich, the Governor of Illinois, wiretapped at least by 2005 when it was known in 2003 that there was widespread corruption in his administration?”…Citizen Wells

Still wondering about the continued delay in the prosecution of Rod Blagojevich, specifically the lengthy delay in his appeal?

Here is one of the reasons.

From Chicago Business March 6, 2013.

“Blagojevich attorney hopes three’s a charm”

“Will three be a charm for Chicago attorney Len Goodman?

He’s on a winning streak that he’s hoping will carry over to his next case — defending former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.”

“The next big case on the criminal defense attorney’s plate is the appeal of Mr. Blagojevich, who is in prison in Colorado following his conviction on corruption charges.

“Right now, I’m just trying to get through 10,000 pages of trial transcripts,” says Mr. Goodman, who is the nephew of Chicago financier Lester Crown.

The case likely will go before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals later this year.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130306/BLOGS03/130309878/blagojevich-attorney-hopes-threes-a-charm

Of course there are other reasons why the appeal of Blagojevich has dragged on so long.

From Citizen Wells January 30, 2013.

“Here is the rest of the story.

Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department aggressively prosecuted George Ryan.

Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department, despite the fact that they began wiretaps in late 2003 and had in depth knowledge of corruption in the Rod Blagojevich Administration by 2005 at the latest, delayed the arrest of Blagojevich until after the 2008 election. The production of transcripts required for the Blagojevich appeal were delayed for over half a year by the US Justice Department in 2012, once again delaying the appeal until after the 2012 election.

From Citizen Wells  May 27, 2012.

“Fitzgerald aggressively prosecuted Republican ex Governot of Illinois, George Ryan and unjustly went after Scooter Libby and Karl Rove. Fitzgerald waited until after the 2008 elections to arrest Governor Rod Blagojevich despite the fact that he had details of corruption in the Blagojevich Administration at least by late 2003.

Is Patrick Fitzgerald a pawn, an idiot or corrupt?

From an FBI wiretap:

“You know, Axelrod and Obama’s people, you know, clearly turned, you know, got the Chicago media to make Rezko all about me.”

Late 2003.

Earliest documented awareness by FBI and Patrick Fitzgerald of corruption in Blagojevich admin. Pamela Meyer Davis agreed to secretly record conversations involving state health planning board with an FBI wire.

December 31, 2003 NY Times.

“Mr. Fitzgerald announced that he was prosecuting former Gov. George Ryan, a Republican, in a scandal that had been swirling around long before Mr. Fitzgerald got here and that many people thought would never touch the most powerful politicians in Illinois. But there Mr. Fitzgerald was, a week before Christmas, ticking off the details of a 91-page indictment against Mr. Ryan, seemingly from memory.

That, even Mr. Fitzgerald’s former opponents in the courtroom say, is classic Fitzgerald: dogged, dispassionate and endlessly prepared.”

April 8 – May 21, 2004 (Rezko Trial March 12, 2008; 11:11 a.m.)

“FBI Special Agent Daniel Cain, the primary case agent on the investigation into Levine and Rezko, is on the stand now in testimony that is laying the foundation for entering the wiretaps into evidence.

Cain said the investigation, dubbed Operation Board Games by the federal agents, began in December 2003 and was prompted by information gleaned from an informant whom he did not identify. That witness, he said, took part in meetings with two other individuals who were in contact with Levine by phone at his home.

Cain said Levine had three phone lines in his North Shore home. Federal agents recorded conversations on those lines April 8-May 21, 2004. Those dates span the time when Levine, Rezko and others allegedly were working to rig the hospital board vote on a Mercy Health System hospital proposal for Crystal Lake and other kickback schemes prosecutors claim they were engaged in.”

May 9, 2005.

Stuart Levine indicted on corruption charges. Federal subpoena issued to Tony Rezko.
June 15, 2005.

Obama purchased home next door to Rezko for $1.65 million, $300,000 less than the asking price.
June 15, 2005.

Rita Rezko, Tony’s wife purchased plot next door for $625,000 asking price.

October 25, 2005.

The Chicago Tribune reports about a federal grand jury investigation into the alleged political hiring practices of the Blagojevich administration.

January 2006.

Rita Rezko sells the Obamas one-sixth of her lot for $104,500.

August 5, 2006.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Stuart Levine is cooperating with the federal investigation of state government.”

“December 7, 2008.

Criminal complaint of Blagojevich. Nine individuals is important. Obama helped passed a bill to reduce the number from 15 to 9.

“b. Corruption of the Planning Board”
“At the relevant time period, the Planning Board consisted of nine individuals.”

“Planning Board” (IL Health Facilities Planning Board) is mentioned 31 times.

“Rezko” is mentioned 170 times.

“Hospital” in context of Mercy Hospital mentioned 8 times.
December 9, 2008.

Blagojevich arrested

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

February 24, 2011.

Counts 1,2,4 in the Blagojevich Indictment are dropped. This represents approx. half of the indictment and includes numerous corruption ties to Blagojevich and Obama.”

“December 7, 2011.

Rod Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years.

Colin Powell, who has continued to endorse Barack Obama, knew that Scooter Libby and Karl Rove were innocent in the Valerie Plame leak. Yet Powell did not share his knowledge with the Bush Administration and thus allowed Patrick Fitzgerald to continue to investigate and prosecute Libby and Rove.

Why did Colin Powell allow Patrick Fitzgerald to be pulled away from the Blagojevich prosecution?

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/george-ryan-released-from-prison-former-il-governor-patrick-fitzgerald-aggressively-prosecuted-ryan-blagojevich-arrest-and-appeal-delayed-past-elections/

From Citizen Wells October 26, 2012.

“FOX Chicago News has learned that Rod Blagojevich’s appeal is still having trouble getting off the ground, because of delays in producing transcripts from his two trials.

For the second time in the last four months, Lauren Kaeseberg, one of the attorney’s handling Rod Blagojevich’s appeal, has been threatened with disciplinary action because she still hasn’t provided a complete copy of the Blagojevichtrial transcripts to the appellate court.

The appellate court won’t set a briefing schedule to get the appeal moving until the transcripts are available.

As FOX Chicago reported exclusively in August, the court reporter responsible for producing the 16,000 pages of transcripts took a leave of absence for five and a half months after Blagojevich was convicted. So, the appellate court agreed to wait until September 28th for the transcripts.

But, now in October, they’re still not completed. On Monday, the court issued an order, warning Kaeseberg again that she could face monetary or disciplinary sanctions. She responded Tuesday with an explanation, saying transcripts are still missing because they were under seal, or were handled by a different court reporter and she hopes to have them soon.”

” The court reporter, trial judge James Zagel and the appeals court all have a responsibility to produce transcripts needed for an appeal in a timely manner.”

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/corrupt-obama-justice-department-delays-blagojevich-appeal-transcripts-still-not-ready-delay-in-appeal-protects-obama-obama-still-has-a-rezko-problem/

 

Citizen Wells for years has been questioning the delayed prosecution of Rod Blagojevich with the obvious intent of protecting Obama.

Today we present a new question that will be explored further soon.

“Why wasn’t Rod Blagojevich, the Governor of Illinois, wiretapped at least by 2005 when it was known in 2003 that there was widespread corruption in his administration?”

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11 responses to “Blagojevich appeal update, March 7, 2013, 10000 pages of delayed trial transcripts, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Later in 2013, Fitzgerald US Justice Dept. delayed prosecution

  1. citizenwells

    This should be interesting.

  2. All the shady dealing and conspiracy we have witnessed with Soetoro causes me to wonder who, why and when? Who knew what? when? and why have so many covered for him? Why are so many afraid to stand up against this guy? Senator Rand Paul is the first to really make some kind of challenge in the Senate and it has to do with this Soetoro’s right to finger Americans and kill them with drones??? Is this insanity or not?

    The only explanation I can come up with is the national security trump card. “National security” is being used to trump everything. In the name of national security, the Constitution is hanging by a thread. The reason so many Republicans have gone along is they succomb to this trump card.

    Obama/Soetoro is homegrown CIA. That is why he gets a pass. Their entrenched bureacracy with unlimited budget is running the country, blackmailed by Saudi and Iranian oil and money. That is how it looks to me.

  3. One more thing: Why is the federal government buying so much hollow point ammunition, purchasing light armored vehicles, spying with drones and claiming the right to kill Americans with drones, and trying to pass legislation to disarm citizens? Does any of this make sense? How about two words: National Socialism.

  4. The Obama logo used in his campaigns is the new swastika. Eliminating the Jewish people is part of this program as well. Is it not apparent that the destruction of the modern State of Israel is part of Soetoro’s agenda? Is that not why his new SS, Kerry, Hagel and Brennan, were chosen for Secretaries of State & Defense and CIA Director?

  5. DEAN….at 12:12pm you ask:

    One more thing: Why is the federal government buying so much hollow point ammunition, purchasing light armored vehicles, spying with drones and claiming the right to kill Americans with drones, and trying to pass legislation to disarm citizens? Does any of this make sense? How about two words: National Socialism.
    ———————————————————————————————–

    How about the complete destruction of our CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC and the establishment of a tyrannical dictator?

  6. Before I take off today, one more point to vent. Soetoro’s Nazi antisemitism is based on religion rather than race. There was an alliance formed between German Nazism and Islamo-fascism based on their common antisemitic attitudes and sentiments. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was an honored guest in Nazi Germany. He was one of the proponents of the “final solution.”

  7. RminNC — Agreed!

  8. citizenwells

    Dean M., et al.
    New post.
    Your “National Socialism” comment meshed well.

  9. I received this in an email from an old friend….I HAPPEN TO AGREE WITH HIM:

    Call Up – Guys Over 60
    This is funny & obviously written by a Former Soldier… New Direction for any war:………… Send Service Vets over 60!

    I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists. You can’t be older than 42 to join the military. They’ve got the whole thing arse -backwards.

    Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn’t be able to join a military unit until you’re at least 35.

    For starters, researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.

    Young guys haven’t lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. ‘My back hurts! I can’t sleep, I’m tired and hungry.’ Old guys are normally bad-tempered and impatient, and maybe letting us kill some arsehole’s that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while..

    An 18-year-old doesn’t even like to get up before 10am. Old guys always get up early to pee, so what the hell. As long as we are up, we might as well be productive.Besides, like I said, I’m tired and can’t sleep and since I’m already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical terrorist son-of-a-bitch that wants to kill me.

    If captured we couldn’t spill the beans because we’d forget where we put them.That also goes almost everything else. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser for us.

    Boot camp would be a piece of cake for old guys. We’re used to getting screamed and yelled at home, and we’re already used to soft food. We’ve have also developed an appreciation for guns. We’ve been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.

    They could lighten up on the obstacle course however… I’ve been in combat three times, and I have never saw a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any press-ups after slogging through a swamp.

    Actually, the running part of basic training is kind of a waste of energy, too… I’ve never seen anyone outrun a speeding bullet.

    An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He’s still learning how to shave,and start a conversation with a pretty girl. But, he still hasn’t figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his neck, or how to pull his pants up so the crack of his ass doesn’t show. Belts are unheard of with the younger generation.

    These are just some of the great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm’s way.

    Let us old guys track down those terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to see is a couple million pissed off old farts like me, with very bad attitudes and fully automatic weapons, and know that their best years are already behind them.

    HEY!! How about our government recruiting women over 50…in menopause!!! You think MEN have bad attitudes?? Well Excuse me !!!

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my God!!! If nothing else, put the women on border patrol in Texas and Az. They would have have all 2000 miles of that border secured and zero aliens coming across after the first night!

    Send this to all of your senior friends…I had it in big type, but CW’s blog took it down to normal.

  10. Okay. I know this is getting a little afield from the main post, but I do believe there is a spiritual dimension. Why the destruction of the Jews? Because the main aim is the destruction of Christianity. Christianity rests on a Judaic root. Destroy the root and you destroy the tree. The living tree and root are sick and need of healing. Unless there is a renewed life and turning to God we are doomed. The answer is spiritual.

  11. Pingback: Blagojevich appeal Friday December 13, 2013, US Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, New trial or sentencing hearing?, Attorney Len Goodman strong arguments, 10 year investigation prosecution with perpetual delays | Citizen WElls

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