Former Blagojevich Fundraiser Tony Rezko Released From Prison The former top fundraiser for imprisoned former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been released from prison and transferred to a halfway house.
Former Rezko Partner Gets Probation For Stealing $500K From MotherDaniel 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.
Report: Mole In Rezko, Carothers Cases Arrested For FraudFederal 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.
New Play Tells Sordid Tale Of Convicted Politial Insider Stuart LevineThe 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.
New Book Details New, Bizarre Stories About BlagojevichThe 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.
Blagojevich Insider Stuart Levine Sentenced To 51/2 Years In PrisonA 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.
4 Years Probation For Ex-State Official Who Testified Against BlagoAli 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.
Lead Blagojevich Prosecutor Joining Chicago Law FirmThe 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.
No More Time Behind Bars For Rezko In Fraud CaseA 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.
Ex-Prosecutor: Rezko's Sentence A Bad Sign For BlagojevichA 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.
Political Fundraiser Rezko Gets 10 1/2 YearsAntoin “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.
Fundraiser Rezko Asks To Be Sentenced To Time ServedPolitical 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.
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.
Cellini Prosecutors Rest Shakedown CaseThe 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.
Defense Tries To Distance Cellini From BlagojevichAn 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.