His next career will probably be as a Granny Clinton bundler.
Antoin “Tony” Rezko, once a top donor to President Barack Obama and convicted under the investigation into former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been released to a halfway house in Chicago.
Rezko’s attorney, Joseph Duffy, said by returning to Chicago from a federal prison in downstate Pekin, his client is hoping to be near his family.
In 2008, Rezko was convicted of using his clout in the Blagojevich administration to wield power on state boards and attempt to extort money from firms seeking state business.
Rezko was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison in 2011. But he was credited with time served in custody before his sentencing. Rezko voluntarily went behind bars in 2008, upon his conviction.
The Associated Press helpfully omits any mention of his relation to Obama.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 8, 2015