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Blagojevich Fundraising Pressure Was "Obvious"

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    On cross examination, during a heated exchange, Blagojevich lawyer Aaron Goldstein attempted to punch holes in former Illinois Roadbuilders chief Gerald Krozel's testimony.

    "You never felt pressure from Rod Blagojevich, DID you?"

    "I sure did! When somebody asks you continually about money, you feel pressure!"

    Asked if Blagojevich ever made a direct link that if Krozel raised money and he would expand the tollway program, Krozel said, "It was obvious!"

    "Did he ever say it?"

    "He didn't say it. It was obvious!"

    Asked why he never told the FBI about such allegations during his first meeting with them the day Blagojevich was arrested, he said, "I was afraid!"

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