Jury convicts the Chicago developer — and former Obama confidante — on 16 of 24 counts in federal corruption trial.

Rezko was charged with mail and wire fraud, aiding and abetting bribery, attempted extortion and money laundering in connection with an alleged scheme to corrupt a pair of state boards.

RNC chimes in, saying in statement: “This is further proof that Obama‚Äôs high-flying rhetoric is just that and in no way represents the kind of change our nation demands.”

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