"Tony Rezko convicted of corruption."
The Chicago Tribune reports that a “federal jury today convicted developer Antoin ‘Tony’ Rezko of corruption charges for trading on his clout as a top adviser and fundraiser to Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D).” Rezko received a guilty verdict on 16 of 24 corruption counts, including wire and mail fraud, money laundering, and aiding and abetting bribery. Rezko was also a political fundraiser for Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL). Obama said they “were friends who occasionally socialized” but “now acknowledges that he was drawing too close to a campaign contributor.”