Antoin “Tony” Rezko

Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

Former Rezko Partner Gets Probation For Stealing $500K From Mother

Daniel Mahru helped the feds convict both political fundraiser and former business partner Tony Rezko and former Illinois Finance Agency chief Ali Ata after prosecutors learned in 2005 that he’d taken money from his mother while she suffered from dementia.

05/02/2014

FBI

Report: Mole In Rezko, Carothers Cases Arrested For Fraud

Federal authorities gave long-time government mole John Thomas a Good Friday surprise, arresting him at his home early Friday morning, the Sun-Times is reporting.

04/18/2014

Stuart Levine, flanked by his attorneys, leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse (CBS File Photo)

New Play Tells Sordid Tale Of Convicted Politial Insider Stuart Levine

The rise and fall of one of a key Illinois political insider and power broker now behind bars on corruption charges is the basis for a new theater production in Chicago this fall.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2013

Blagojevich Leaves

New Book Details New, Bizarre Stories About Blagojevich

The saga of Rod Blagojevich involved no shortage of the bizarre and the tawdry, but a book about the deposed and imprisoned governor set for release next month may top it all yet again.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Stuart Levine, flanked by his attorneys, leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse (CBS File Photo)

Blagojevich Insider Stuart Levine Sentenced To 51/2 Years In Prison

A political insider who became one of the government’s key witnesses in the corruption investigation of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s administration was sentenced Thursday to 5 1/2 years in prison.

07/19/2012

Ali Ata

4 Years Probation For Ex-State Official Who Testified Against Blago

Ali Ata, one of the last figures to be sentenced after being ensnared by the investigation that sent former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to prison, won’t have to serve a day in prison.

07/17/2012

Reid Schar, the federal prosecutor who led the corruption case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is leaving the U.S. Attorney's office to join Jenner & Block, a prominent Chicago law firm. (Credit: CBS)

Lead Blagojevich Prosecutor Joining Chicago Law Firm

The federal prosecutor who led the team that convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office to join a prominent Chicago law firm.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

No More Time Behind Bars For Rezko In Fraud Case

A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced Tony Rezko to 7 1/2 years in prison for a fraud conviction, but will allow him to serve it at the same time as his longer sentence in a separate case.

12/22/2011

Tony Rezko, Rod Blagojevich

Ex-Prosecutor: Rezko’s Sentence A Bad Sign For Blagojevich

A 10 1/2-year sentence for political fundraiser Tony Rezko is not a good sign for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, according to a former federal prosecutor.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

Political Fundraiser Rezko Gets 10 1/2 Years

Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a top adviser and fundraiser for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been sentenced to 10 1/2 in prison, a full three years after he was convicted on corruption charges.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

Fundraiser Rezko Asks To Be Sentenced To Time Served

Political fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko was convicted on corruption charges more than three years ago, but still hasn’t been sentenced and has been in jail ever since.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

Springfield businessman William Cellini has been nicknamed both "The King of Clout" and "The Pope" for his significant influence in Illinois politics. (AP File Photo)

Jurors Deliberate At Trial Of ‘King Of Clout’

Jurors began sorting Wednesday through three weeks of testimony against a longtime Illinois powerbroker in the last trial related to a nearly decade-long federal investigation of ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

10/26/2011

Springfield businessman William Cellini has been nicknamed both "The King of Clout" and "The Pope" for his significant influence in Illinois politics. (AP File Photo)

Cellini Prosecutors Rest Shakedown Case

The producer of “Million Dollar Baby” cursed at a clout-heavy businessman about what he believed was a scheme to extort him for a campaign donation, screaming over the phone that he’d never relinquish a dime to then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the Hollywood executive testified Thursday.

10/20/2011

Springfield businessman William Cellini has been nicknamed both "The King of Clout" and "The Pope" for his significant influence in Illinois politics. (AP File Photo)

Defense Tries To Distance Cellini From Blagojevich

An attorney for an Illinois powerbroker on trial in the last case directly linked to a federal investigation of Rod Blagojevich sought in his opening statement Thursday to distance his client from the disgraced former governor.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

Rezko Sentencing Delayed Again

Sentencing has been delayed again for convicted political fixer Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a former fundraiser for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Springfield businessman William Cellini has been nicknamed both "The King of Clout" and "The Pope" for his significant influence in Illinois politics. (AP File Photo)

Jury Selection Begins For Trial Of Powerbroker Cellini

Jury selection has begun in the trial of Springfield businessman and powerful political insider William Cellini, on charges that he shook down a Hollywood producer for campaign contributions.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2011

FBI

Convicted Rezko Partner Cooperated With Feds

A onetime Tony Rezko business partner, who once was a Chicago cop and chief executive of a company that won a $50 million security contract in Iraq, has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Chicago after he cooperated with authorities.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011

Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

New Sentencing Date Set For Tony Rezko

A federal judge set a new sentencing date in October for convicted political fixer Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a former fundraiser for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

01/28/2011

Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

Rezko’s Sentencing Delayed Until Fall

The sentencing hearing for convicted political fixer Antoin “Tony” Rezko has been delayed until fall in case he testifies against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich this spring.

01/06/2011

Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

Tony Rezko Seeks New Trial

Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the notorious former fundraiser for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is seeking a new trial based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2010