The controversial Iraq-born billionaire Nadhmi Auchi visited the state of Illinois in 2004 at the behest of Antoin "Tony" Rezko, the businessman and political player who helped raise money for Senator Barack Obama's early political campaigns. During the visit, Auchi met with the state's Democratic Governor, Rod Blagojevich, and other political figures. In what appears to be a clumsy "cleanup" operation, evidence of Auchi's visit to Illinois has now been deleted from two websites linked to his company, General Mediterranean Holding.There will be a lot more website purges in the months ahead when it comes to Rezko related items.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Rezko web cleansing
This report indicates that websites are trying to purge coverage of the 2004 visit of Tony Rezko pal Nadhmi Auchi to Illinois. It was Auchi's company that wired Rezko's law firm $3.5 million last year. The wire transfer led to Rezko's bond revokation this week.