Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's top fundraiser has been sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in jail for corruption.
Antoin Rezko, a former Chicago real estate developer, used his influence to secure government deals and kickbacks.
The 56-year-old also was a political fundraiser for Barack Obama during his campaigns to be senator for Illinois.
OBAMA GOT HIS START IN CHICAGO THROUGH HIS ALLIANCE WITH CROOKS, AND COMMIES AND THE MACHINE - AND THAT FACT HAS BEEN THE CHIEF DEFINING CHARACTERISTIC FOR HIS PRESIDENCY.
THE VOTERS WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE GETTING A MORAL, HONEST, INTELLIGENT POST-PARTISAN CHANGE-AGENT WERE DUPED.