Earlier today U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve offered a trial delay to the defense team of jailed-political insider Antoin "Tony" Rezko. His lawyers lost a few days of preparation for the trial, which had been scheduled to bein on February 25, as they worked to keep the alleged-fixer out of the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
The attorneys, who wanted the trial delayed several months only a few weeks ago, told the judge this morning they now wanted it to start sooner.
Tony mustn't like jail.
But this afternoon, the accepted St. Eve's offer, the Rezko corruption trial will begin on March 3.
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