Free man

Antoin "Tony" Rezko leaves the Dirksen Federal Building a free man after U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve granted the defense request. Several friends and family members put up $8.5 million in property and cash to secure his release to home confinement. Rezko has been behind bars since January, when he was deemed a flight risk after he received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Lebanon. Rezko will only be allowed to leave his Wilmette mansion for the trial downtown or when the court grants him permission.
Tribune photo by Zbigniew Bzdak
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