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Rezko Trial: Obama Consulted On Health Board Appointees As State Senator

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Sen. Barack Obama was among eight state officials and others consulted about who should be appointed to a state board that later became involved in what prosecutors describe as a fraud scheme, according to a memo discussed Monday at Antoin "Tony" Rezko's trial.

The June 2003 memo written by Matthew Pickering, an associate of former Democratic National Committee chairman David Wilhelm, did not indicate exactly what input Obama had in connection with appointing members to the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board. It gave no indication Obama was involved in the alleged corruption that later engulfed the board.

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