Tony Rezko guilty, Michelle has the details:

Guilty on four of first five counts; guilty on 16 of 24 counts involving mail/wire fraud, money laundering, and corrupt solicitation charges

I am sure that BO will call this another distraction. Will you?

Addendum: (Bit) Added info from Rezko Watch

The jurors reached a verdict after 13 days of deliberations. A judge read it at 3:45 p.m. in federal court.

Breakdown of Counts

  • Guilty on 12 of 15 counts mail/wire fraud
  • Not Guilty on 1 count attempted extortion
  • Guilty on 2 of 6 counts corrupt solicitation
  • Guilty on 2 counts money laundering
  • For background on the possible implications for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and other members of the Illinois Combine, do a blog search for “Evelyn Pringle”, “Operation Board Games”, and “Curtain Time for Obama”.

    Also see

  • Peter Slevin, Rezko Convicted of Influence Peddling, The Trail/Washington Post, June 4, 2008.
  • Bob Secter and Jeff Coen, Rezko convicted of corruption, Chicago Tribune, June 4, 2008.
  • I wonder if this is what Hillary Clinton is banking on…


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