(CBS) — The former top fundraiser for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has left a halfway house a free man, after spending nearly a decade in federal custody.
An attorney for Antoin “Tony” Rezko confirmed his client was released Thursday and was looking forward to being reunited with his family.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Severe Storms, Including Risk Of Tornadoes And Large Hail, Later In Afternoon And Evening
The once-influential Rezko was convicted in 2008 of fraud, money laundering and plotting to squeeze more than $7 million from companies seeking to do state business during Blagojevich’s time in office.READ MORE: Police Call In SWAT Team After Woman Is Found Shot At Club Quarters Central Loop Hotel Downtown
Blagojevich was convicted on federal corruption charges and is serving a 14-year sentence.MORE NEWS: Police Find Car, Arrest 3 People In Gunpoint Carjacking In Ashburn