Soros, malevolent puppetmaster, will back his new toy and clean up Obama's mess here. For the black hand of Soros this is childs play but still this is ugly. Soros will use his varous nefarious network of orgs to cover the dirty money givebacks. But this tie to organized crime and political money fixes would sink any candidate (it would certainly destroy a repub).
While Obama is trying distance himself from Antoin ''Tony'' Rezko, real estate developer and fast-food magnate facing federal corruption charges, saying he had no indication of any problems when he accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from him, a new revelation has emerged from the court docs of Rezko criminal trial that implicates Obama in a new dirty deal. Apparently Obama hired the son of Joseph Aramanda, a Rezko business associate who was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal corruption case against Rezko. Aramanda has contributed $11,500 to Obama since 2000 ....
First off, Rezko is no ordinary gansta. According to the The New York Crimes who tried to put it in the best light possible under the headline" Obama Seeks Distance from Indicted Donor" (sorry I will not provide a link to that enemy of America. No way will I increase their circ so they can sell advertising);
''In terms of appearances, and I've already said this, that I should not have entered into any kind of agreement with him,'' Obama told ABC's ''Good Morning America.''
Obama has also given to charity about $37,000 in contributions to his Senate campaign and political action committee that were linked to Rezko. Rezko also raised tens of thousands of dollars for Obama's state legislative and Senate races.
During the weekend, Obama gave to charity more than $40,000 in past political contributions linked to Rezko.
Rezko faces a Feb. 25 trial, almost three weeks after the Super Tuesday primaries that could go a long way in settling the Democratic nomination. He is charged with fraud, attempted extortion and money laundering for allegedly plotting to get campaign money and payoffs from firms seeking to do business before two state boards.
Once that trial is behind him, the 53-year-old Rezko faces a separate federal charge of swindling the General Electric Capital Corp. out of $10 million in connection with the sale of pizza restaurants.
But it wasn't merely taking vast sums of dirty dough, it was personal transactions as well (covered at Atlas previously here);
.....Obama acknowledged a mistake in buying property from Rezko in January 2006 — a deal that enlarged the senator’s yard in the Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side. The transaction occurred at a time when it was widely known Rezko was under investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office.
“It was a mistake to have been engaged with him at all in this or any other personal business dealing that would allow him, or anyone else, to believe that he had done me a favor,” [said Obama]
Rezko was indicted in October for allegedly trying to collect nearly $6 million in kickbacks from government deals and trying to shake down a Hollywood producer for $1.5 million in campaign contributions to Gov. Blagojevich.
Obama and Rezko have been friends since 1990, and the Wilmette businessman has raised as much as $60,000 in campaign contributions for him. (more here).
Here's the latest:
In addition to a land deal, Sen. Barack Obama’s ties to indicted dealmaker Antoin “Tony” Rezko include an internship the senator provided the son of a contributor at the request of Rezko, an Obama spokesman confirmed today.
Gibbs said he did not know whether Obama was considering returning any contributions from Aramanda given his alleged role in the federal corruption cases against Rezko and former Teachers Retirement System board member Stuart Levine.
Aramanda is identified as “Individual D” in Rezko’s indictment. And when Levine pleaded guilty in October, Aramanda again was listed as “Individual D.”
Aramanda was identified by the Sun-Times as “Individual D,” who allegedly received a $250,000 kickback tied to a scheme to steer lucrative state pension deals to firms and consultants that donated to Blagojevich. Aramanda is not specifically named or charged with criminal wrongdoing in the court papers. He could not be reached for comment Saturday.
Aramanda has contributed $11,500 to Obama's campaigns since 2000, Gibbs said. He gave $1,000 toward Obama’s run for Congress against Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Chicago) in 2000; $500 to Obama’s Senate campaign in 2003 and $10,000 to his Senate campaign in 2004, Gibbs said.
Gibbs said John Aramanda served in Obama’s Capitol Hill office from July 20 to Aug. 26, 2005, during which he received an $804 cost-of-living stipend.
This may in fact be the work of Hellary's smear machine but it doesn't change the fact that this is bad. Very bad.
The only thing worse than this story is the alternative to Obama. Man, we are in some deep fecal matter here folks.