Rezko Guilty on 16 Counts of Fraud, Corruption

Obama has links to Chicago developer, but trouble worse for Ill. Gov. Blagojevich
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2008 4:56 PM CDT
An April 18, 2008, file photo shows indicted political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko leaving the federal building in Chicago.    (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
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(Newser) – Chicago developer Tony Rezko was found guilty today of 16 federal counts, including wire fraud, mail fraud, corrupt solicitation and money laundering, WLS-TV reports. Rezko, whose links to Barack Obama have brought the Democrat some controversy, also has fundraising ties to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich; witnesses said Blagojevich OK'd giving state contracts to key donors.