22 August 2009

Just a humble "Community Organiser"...

...with some pretty unsavoury friends...

Tony Rezko, court records show, had a net worth of $53 million in 2003 -- the same year LaSalle Bank gave him a $5 million-plus mortgage for his mansion in Wilmette.

If the walls could talk, they'd tell stories about the parties Rezko threw there, including campaign fund-raisers for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and President Obama.

Now, with Rezko behind bars and his business empire destroyed, the 8,596-square-foot home went on the auction block Monday after being foreclosed upon in May.

Nobody wanted it.


Philanthropist said...

Bailout money should be available to buy it and turn it into a shrine to Obama.