Obama “Did Favors For Rezko” – Claims To The Contrary Are False

Chicago Sun Times

Obama’s letters for Rezko

NOT A FAVOR? | As a state senator, he went to bat for now-indicted developer’s deal

June 13, 2007

As a state senator, Barack Obama wrote letters to city and state officials supporting his political patron Tony Rezko’s successful bid to get more than $14 million from taxpayers to build apartments for senior citizens.

The deal included $855,000 in development fees for Rezko and his partner, Allison S. Davis, Obama’s former boss, according to records from the project, which was four blocks outside Obama’s state Senate district.

The deal included $855,000 in development fees for Rezko and his partner, Allison S. Davis, Obama’s former boss, according to records from the project, which was four blocks outside Obama’s state Senate district. http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/425305,CST-NWS-obama13.article

Remeber that after law school, Obama went to work for the firm of Davis Miner Barnhill & Galland. The “Davis” in that Firm is the same “Davis” who benefited from Obama’s letter above. During Rezko’s stint in ghetto rehab, Davis Miner, Obama’s employer, represented three community groups in partnership with Rezmar. Through them, the law firm helped Rezko obtain $43 million in government funds. http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/02/01/rezko/

Obama’s letters for the first time show the Democratic presidential hopeful did a political favor for Rezko — a longtime friend, campaign fund-raiser and client of the law firm where Obama worked — who was indicted last fall on federal charges that accuse him of demanding kickbacks from companies seeking state business. http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/425305,CST-NWS-obama13.article

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