Where is Tony Rezko?
February 24, 2011, 02:46 PM
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With Chicago politics back in the news, I was reminded of one of the weirder political facts of this decade and the last: Tony Rezko, longtime Obama friend and fundraiser, has been held at an undisclosed location while still awaiting sentencing on charges he was convicted of way back in June 2008. A few months ago, I heard a rumor that he was being held at a federal facility in Wisconsin and that he was finally going to be sentenced on January 28, 2011. Then I didn't hear anything more about it because who in the world would be interested in such a mundane topic as the disappearance of the President's real estate adviser?

So I went and looked for news. I found that an NBC Chicago blog reported on January 28, 2011:

Rezko is serving his time at a county jail in Wisconsin.
So, it's not a federal jail in Wisconsin, it's a county jail in Wisconsin. There are 72 counties in Wisconsin.
His lawyer said today that no matter the outcome of his ongoing efforts to obtain a new trial, Rezko remains prepared to testify against Blagojevich at his own retrial in April. Judge St. Eve set Rezko's sentencing for October 21.
So, just in case Rezko's sentencing actually happens eight months from now, he will by then have served 39 months in an undisclosed facility between conviction and sentencing. That seems pretty odd.