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Ali Ata

Ex-State Official Tied To Blagojevich Scandal Avoids Prison

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 09.16.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge sentenced a former Illinois official to four years' probation Tuesday in a "pay-to-play" scheme in which he donated $5...

Witness: Blagojevich Tried To Shakedown Rahm Emanuel, Ari Emanuel

AP | MICHAEL TARM and DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A former top aide to Rod Blagojevich testified Monday that the former governor planned to hold up a $2 million grant to a school in th...

Blagojevich Trial: Rezko's Role In Pay-To-Play Schemes Highlighted

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ali Ata was repeatedly told that he was a "team player." He contributed handsomely to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund and was rewarded w...

Governor's Ethical Two-Step

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Blagojevich responded to Monday's Sun-Times story about the contributions from a former state employee who pleaded guilty to felony corruption...