October 2, 2010
Proof Tony Rezko is still alive. He pled guilty yesterday to one charge of wire fraud stemming from his multi-state Papa John’s scam.
Sentencing Dec. 17.
Prosecutors deny giving him a deal and refused to comment on whether he is cooperating re Blago.
We’re not supposed to wonder why Rezko wasn’t first sentenced for his 2 year-old convictions.
His lawyer, Joseph Duffy, says his client is ready and willing to testify:
He is ready and willing to testify, and he would be a formidable witness, well-corroborated by the government’s evidence. I have a lot of respect for the prosecutors (in the Blagojevich case), but I don’t control who they call (as witnesses).
Rezko still faces charges in Las Vegas for $450K worth of bad checks….from his account at Alexi Giannoulias’ family bank.