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Psst! pFitz! There’s Been a “Change in the Public Attitude”….Can You Look into the $400K that They Say Rekzo Gave Obama?

Chicago Daily Observer 2 March 2012 4 Comments

From Illinois Pay to Play

Since at least last January 22nd, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has known of Daniel Frawley’s claim that he gave Tony Rezko $400,000 in cash that Rezko then passed on to U.S. Senator Barack Obama. We believe, though, that that knowledge goes back much earlier.

In a December 11, 2011 Illinois Pay To Play (IP2P) article entitled “The Fitz Solution to Corruption: The Citizens Report It,” we noted that “While commenting on Blago’s prison sentence, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald repeated what has become for him a common theme: Illinois citizens are responsible for stopping corruption by reporting it to the authorities.”

Along with that article, IP2P posted a video clip wherein Fitzgerald stated that there needed to “be a change in the public’s attitude. People seem resigned to corruption at times and…they’re afraid to say ‘no’ when someone in power asks them for something they shouldn’t. The people in power should be afraid to ask.”

So it’s a fact that the U.S. Attorney has, on several occasions, encouraged average citizens to get involved in fighting corruption.

Well, we found one citizen who did just that, back on January 22nd – six weeks ago. Here’s the email thread the citizen sent.

Read more at Illinois Pay to Play

image the P is silent in pFitz, like the P in pSwimming


  • Bessie said:

    Why do you think Fitzgerald didn’t want Frawley to record Obama? It was the beginning of 2006, Obama was not yet running for President…Maybe Frawley was trying to make himself off as a hero for his book…maybe it was Frawley who withheld information from the feds in hopes of recouping his $400,000/million dollar investment??? Just a thought…What are the chances of anyone interviewing Tony Rezko?

  • Pat Hickey said:

    Rezko will remain the Man in the Iron Mask and none of this stuff will ever be given any scrutiny – except here.

    There is no way the G is going to look into anything but small time nickel grabbers.

  • Anonymous said:

    The various US Attorneys for the Northern District of Illinois have generally been reluctant to wade into exposing corruption relating to current candidates. Obama received a pass, but George H. Ryan was also given a similar pass a few years earlier. Ryan used an announcement by the then US Attorney as a clean bill of health as he beat out Glenn Poshard for governor. In the fullness of time, the criminal probe expanded and Ryan ended up as a jailbird.

  • Archy said:

    In 2006, you’re right, Bessie, Obama wasn’t running for Pres. But he was being groomed for it.

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