Obama nominates Zachary Fardon to replace Patrick Fitzgerald, Fardon represented John Wyma Blagojevich friend crony, Wyma avoided prosecution by being witness

Obama nominates Zachary Fardon to replace Patrick Fitzgerald, Fardon represented John Wyma Blagojevich friend crony, Wyma avoided prosecution by being witness

“Why did the Illinois Senate Health & Human Services Committee, with Obama as chairman, create and push Bill 1332, “Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act,” early in 2003, which reduced the number of members on the Board from 15 to 9, just prior to rigging by Tony Rezko and Rod Blagojevich?”…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

 

From CNS News May 23, 2013.

“New federal prosecutor nominated for Chicago”

The Obama administration has picked a private attorney and former federal prosecutor who helped send former Illinois Gov. George Ryan to prison for corruption to head the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago, Illinois’ senators announced Thursday.

Zachary Fardon would replace Patrick Fitzgerald, who stepped down last summer to enter private practice. Fitzgerald rose to national prominence during more than a decade in the office and successfully convicted two Illinois governors, including Ryan. The U.S. Senate must confirm President Barack Obama’s nomination of Fardon.

Both of Illinois’ senators, Democrat Dick Durbin and Republican Mark Kirk, support the choice.

“Zachary Fardon will be an exceptional U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois,” Durbin said in a news release announcing the nomination. “I spoke to him today and advised him that he’ll have to hit the ground running and immediately focus on daily gang and gun violence plaguing the streets of Chicago.”

Kirk called Fardon “an outstanding pick to continue Patrick Fitzgerald’s tradition of aggressively prosecuting criminal activity that threatens northern Illinois.”

The post is widely regarded as Chicago’s second-most powerful job, after the mayor. The chief prosecutor and around 170 assistant attorneys also have an impact beyond Illinois, including by handling major terrorism cases.

Fardon, a partner at the Chicago law firm Latham Watkins, was on the team of federal prosecutors who secured convictions against Ryan in 2006. In that case and in others, Fardon gained a reputation as an adept, quick-witted cross-examiner.

Fardon also served in the U.S. attorney’s office in Nashville, Tenn., and later entered private practice. Among his clients was John Wyma, a longtime lobbyist and friend of former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose testimony helped convict Ryan of corruption.”

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/new-federal-prosecutor-nominated-chicago

From the Chicago SunTimes July 27, 2010.

“Sam Adam Jr. has just accused President Barack Obama and his transition team of negotiating with Blagojevich.

The offer came from Rod to Tom Balanoff, Adam says. Balanoff brought it to Valerie Jarrett and word came back from Rahm Emanuel through John Wyma. It’s a negotiation they were in, he said of Obama and Blagojevich.”

Read more:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/blago/2010/07/sam_adam_jr_accuses_barack_oba.html

From ABC News December 12, 2008.

“Blagojevich Confidant Turned Informant”
“For years, John Wyma has been one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s closest allies. He served as Blagojevich’s chief of staff in Congress and was a key advisor in his 2002 campaign for governor. When his former boss took over the statehouse, Wyma remained a central fundraiser and counselor, but also had Blagojevich’s ear as a lobbyist. But now this longtime advisor and old friend has become one of the most significant cooperators in the government’s efforts to put Blagojevich behind bars.

Wyma, 41, was close to much of the alleged wrongdoing during the feds’ five-year probe, and he remains a subject of the government’s investigation into the Illinois Health Planning Facilities Board, according to the criminal complaint for Blagojevich. But Wyma’s turn from confidant to informant ultimately inched prosecutors to the governor’s most recent — and most brazen — alleged attempts to trade political favors for campaign cash, the complaint states.

A fixture of the Blagojevich’s inner circle, Wyma as a lobbyist routinely traveled with the governor, flying with him during official state trips more than a dozen times during his first term, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

For years, John Wyma has been one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s closest allies. He served as Blagojevich’s chief of staff in Congress and was a key advisor in his 2002 campaign for governor. When his former boss took over the statehouse, Wyma remained a central fundraiser and counselor, but also had Blagojevich’s ear as a lobbyist. But now this longtime advisor and old friend has become one of the most significant cooperators in the government’s efforts to put Blagojevich behind bars.

A friend of the governor for more than a decade, on the day before his arrest Blagojevich told reporters he and Wyma talked football the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

“You can’t get much closer than they are to each other,” said Rich Miller who runs the Illinois political insider blog Capitol Fox. “[Wyma's] a lobbyist but he’s almost never in Springfield lobbying legislators. He virtually only lobbies the governor at his home in Chicago.”

Wyma could not be reached for comment, despite multiple calls and visits to his office and addresses listed in his name. His attorney, former federal prosecutor Zachary Fardon, who helped put former Illinois Governor George Ryan in jail, said in an email statement today that “There are news stories indicating that my client, John Wyma, is “Individual A” in the criminal complaint against Governor Rod Blagojevich. Mr. Wyma has made efforts to provide federal investigators with truthful information regarding the matters under investigation and will continue to do so. Out of respect for the ongoing process, we are making no further statements related to these matters at this time.”

Individual A
Those efforts began just months ago, in October, when, according to the criminal complaint released in the wake of the governor ‘s arrest Tuesday, Wyma — believed to be the person identified in documents only as Individual A — began talking with the FBI. The timing hardly seems a coincidence: it dovetails with the weeks, according to published accounts, that Wyma was named in a subpoena sent to former client Provena Health. The hospital company had donated money to the governor ‘s campaign shortly after receiving a favorable ruling.

Whatever his role in the hospital donations, Wyma’s cooperation soon proved fruitful to prosecutors. According to the criminal complaint, Wyma is one of the key sources to the source of the tip that Blagojevich is using the final months of the year to raise funds through payoffs before the new state ethics law goes into effect in January. That law would sharply limit any individual or entity with state contracts worth more than $50,000 from donating to the governor’s campaign coffers.”

Read more:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/ConductUnbecoming/story?id=6444648&page=1#.UZ6fhEA3vhI

From the McHenry County blog October 24, 2008.

“Health Facilities Planning Board Controversy Again”

“Last time it was the Mercy Health System’s attempt to obtain the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board’s approval.

Joseph Levine, Jim Ryan’s biggest fund raiser turned Rod Blagojevich buddy, fixed the favorable outcome after his contractor buddy Jacob Kiferbaum got the nod from Mercy to build the Crystal Lake hospital. Kiferbaum agreed to kick back to Levine and Tony Rezko.

To put it in the words of the U.S. Attorney’s press release on the Tony Rezko indictment:
“Rezko and Levine also were seeking to obtain a kickback of at least $1 million from contractor Jacob Kiferbaum, whose construction company was to build a new facility for Mercy Hospital in Crystal Lake, Illinois, if that facility received approval from the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board, on which Levine sat.”

In any event, this time the controversy is down the Fox Valley in Elgin and concerns Provena St. Joe’s being granted permission to conduct open heart surgery after hiring John Wyma.

The gist of the Chicago Tribune story by Ray Long and Jeff Coen is that Provena hired Wyma. About a month after having gotten permission to expand its medical service, Provena’s for-profit arm made a $25,000 contribution to Governor Blagojevich’s campaign fund.”

http://mchenrycountyblog.com/category/john-wyma/

JohnWyma

 

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25 responses to “Obama nominates Zachary Fardon to replace Patrick Fitzgerald, Fardon represented John Wyma Blagojevich friend crony, Wyma avoided prosecution by being witness

  1. oldsailor80

    Hopefully some courageous person will do a DOWN AND DIRTY expose on Rahm Emanuel,and his DEVIATE life style. He is as slimey as Soetoro. I would personally enjoy seeing such an expose. There are many people among us who are going to discover to their horror that the SEXUAL DEVIANT community in the US is really MUCH,MUCH larger than they ever thought it to be, and it is growing FAST. This bears mute testimony to the actual number of MENTALLY TWISTED,SICK,PERVERTED,and ODOROUS scum of humanity who ooze,and otherwise slither amongst us all looking for their NEXT ANAL COPULATION, or VAGINAL TASTE.sample. Does this verbiage make you sick?…….it was meant to.

  2. oldsailor80

    The only potential good which can come from the queer community is the rapid increase of STDs which will follow. Some of these diseases carry potential DEATH SENTENCES. The deviates know this yet their need for deviate,and perverted sex overrules their self control,and they then lay themselves open to ALL of the diseases. They do not seem to even care!

  3. oldsailor80

    …….eventually the death rate among the deviates will clean out their community. Remember Liberace, Cary Grant, and Rock Hudson. I have read that the odor emanating from Hudson just prior to his death was nearly overbearing. This was published not long after his death in a healthcare publication.

  4. oldsailor80

    I personally think that there is a strong homosexual bond which permeates the minds of literally ALL of the Chicago leadership,and upper echelon personalities. This includes both MALE AND FEMALE. Therein lies a lot of the foundation upon which all of the Chicago chicanery is built. This extends into the courtroom and the general public arena as well. It is plain to see that this is the probable bonding agent among all of those who make a mockery out of the laws of our land, and try to make our laws mean something which they don’t. In reality it is a sick twisted mental deterioration that is plaguing more and more of our society. I wish I had a better answer than ….look to God,and REPENT! I think it is the ONLY ANSWER!

  5. oldsailor80

    ….Chicago is another San Francisco.

  6. oldsailor80

    BYE BYE, Say your prayers!

  7. Do you think we will ever be allowed to find out just how corrupt this administration is, and how many illegal deeds they have performed? Looks like Holder was ‘all in’ on the intimidate the reporters game.

    http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/23/18451142-holder-okd-search-warrant-for-fox-news-reporters-private-emails-official-says?lite

    All I can say is WOW, just WOW, Holder has got to be the biggest criminal ever to be AG in history.

    Pete

  8. Keep praying for justice. It is working and will end the evil reign of terror we are all suffering through.

  9. I sure hope you are right, Medusa! The prayer to St. Michael the Archangel is the one I use whenever I see or hear mr soetero! We need the Light of truth from our Lord desperately.

  10. citizenwells

    Good morning Zach, et al.

  11. Gad….next time you hear anyone use the lie, “for the health of the woman” have a copy of this extremely horrific and graphic testimony from a former abortionist handy to hand out: the real definition of the Suction D & E “procedure”:

    http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/doctor-who-did-1200-abortions-tells-congress-to-ban-them/

  12. zachjonesishome | May 24, 2013 at 7:12 am |
    *******************************
    Zach,

    There is a website, “The Last Refuge”, that has covered this case thoughourly from the very beginning. It has very useful info. Apparently the mixture of tea and skittles + cough syrup causes a “high” that produces very violent behavior. They were the first, I think, to disclose this.

    Martin purchased 2 of these 3 items at the convenient store right before the incident. Look through their archives.

  13. Glad there are no spelling nazis on duty.

  14. SueQ,

    LOL.. :-)

    If there were, I’d be their first in the grammar detention camps.

  15. coldwarvet2

    SueQ…it simply means thoroughly and hourly…lol…just hard to pronounce..

  16. Thanks guys,

    I often wish I could edit my posts after the fact……………but alas the damage has been done. What’s a few misspelled words amoung friends?

  17. This woman has lied through her teeth:

    Lois Lerner Directly Involved in IRS Targeting, Letters Show

    (quote)
    Lerner, the director of the IRS exempt organizations office in Washington, D.C., signed cover letters to 15 conservative organizations currently represented by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) between in March and April of 2012. The letters, such as this one sent to the Ohio Liberty Council on March 16, 2012, informed the groups applying for tax-exempt status that the IRS was “unable to make a final determination on your exempt status without additional information,” and included a list of detailed questions of the kind that a Treasury inspector general’s audit found to be inappropriate. Some of the groups to which Lerner sent letters are still awaiting approval.
    Lerner has denied involvement in the targeting, which she has blamed on a few “front-line people” in the agency’s Cincinnati field office. “I have not done anything wrong,” she told members of the House oversight committee on Wednesday.
    Read more:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/349212/%5Btitle-raw%5D

  18. The Tax Man…..one for you, nineteen for me……courtesy of the Beatles.

  19. oldsailor80

    Sooner or later the law of averages will catch up with HOLDER. He is everybit as big a SCUM BAG as SOETORO. Unless I miss my guess Eric Holder either was the offspring of an Arabic mother, or his father was Arabic. He is NOT a black. I believe that he is of Arabic,and/or Muslim extraction. But for the most part he is a YES man, in addition to being a class a number one SNEAK. If he ever was holding a rifle I would NEVER take my eyes off of him.

  20. ……….and you’re working for no one but me.

  21. (If you drive a car ), I’ll tax the street,
    (If you try to sit ), I’ll tax your seat,
    (If you get too cold ), I’ll tax the heat,
    (If you take a walk ), I’ll tax your feet.

    Cause I’m the taxman.

  22. April 10, 2013

    “Maryland Governor Taxes Rain”

    “Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley has instituted a tax on citizens for the amount of rain that falls on their property.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/10/Maryland-governor-taxes-rain

  23. oldsailor80

    SUEQ……..
    If the IRS permanently fires MSSSSSSSSSSS. IMPORTANT (LERNER) they will have taken one tiny step in the direction of TAXATION SANITY.

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