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Tony Rezko Faces Sentencing Tuesday

Convicted former fundraiser Tony Rezko could receive 11 to 15 years in prison.



    Tony Rezko Faces Sentencing Tuesday

    UPDATE: Rezko was sentenced to 10.5 years in prison.

    Convicted Illinois fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko will learn his fate on Tuesday.

    Federal prosecutors are asking for 11 to 15 years in prison when Rezko goes before U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve to receive a sentence for a conviction on 16 counts of corruption he received in 2008.

    Rezko's lawyers are requesting a lesser sentence after Rezko volunteered to go to jail immediately after conviction.

    Rezko served time in solitary confinement at Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Center and later was moved to a county jail in Wisconsin.

    Rezko had connections to former Governor Rod Blagojevich and worked as a fundraiser for a young Barack Obama prior to his election to the White House. He did not have any involvement with Obama's presidential campaign.

    Rezko also volunteered to be used as a witness to Blagojevich and power broker William Cellini trials, but was never called upon.