Vanity Fair profiles The eXile: "Gutsy...visceral...serious journalism...abusive, defamatory...poignant...paranoid...and right!"
MSNBC: Mark Ames and Yasha Levine
Broke the Koch Brothers' Takeover of America
What You Should Know / December 19, 2008 -- The man responsible for helping put away two dozen Chicago crime figures in the 1980s and 1990s says he remembers Rod Blagojevich from those days -- and he says the Illinois governor is a former bookie.Robert Cooley, a mob attorney who voluntarily turned informant for the FBI in the mid 1980s, says Blagojevich regularly paid the Chicago mob to operate his sports betting ring.\"I observed Rod, the present governor, who was running a gambling operation out in the Western suburbs. He was paying street tax to the mob out there,\" Cooley said in a Web interview that aired on Chicago\'s ABC7. He said Blagojevich paid convicted illegal gambling operator Robert \"Bobby the Boxer\" Abbinanti directly.

Click here to read full article...

Read more: , , What You Should Know

Got something to say to us? Then send us a letter.

Want us to stick around? Donate to The eXiled.

Twitter twerps can follow us at

Leave a Comment

(Open to all. Comments can and will be censored at whim and without warning.)


Required, hidden

Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed