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Prosecutors Move to Delay Rezko Sentencing

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Federal prosecutors have moved to delay the sentencing of convicted influence peddler Antoin “Tony” Rezko.

The motion filed Monday afternoon signals the key fundraiser for Governor Rod Blagojevich and other Illinois politicians may be telling the government what he knows about corruption in state government. It asks U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve to delay the sentencing indefinitely “while the parties engage in discussions that could affect their sentencing postures,” all but an
acknowledgment that Rezko is talking.

Rezko was set for sentencing October 28th. He was convicted on charges of launching a $7 million scheme to use his clout with Blagojevich’s administration to pressure a contractor and firms wanting to do business with the state for kickbacks.

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