Case 08-CR-1010 Session 459
PHONE: Lobbyist 1 Cellular
SESSION: 459 Redacted Transcript
TIME: 4:11 p.m.
SPEAKERS: BLAGOJEVICH= Rod Blagojevich
UF = Unidentified female
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1 (PHONE RINGING)
2 UF Friends of Blagojevich.
3 LOBBYIST 1 Hey, it's Lon.
4 UF Hey Lon. Hold on, one second.
5 LOBBYIST 1 Is, is Rod there?
6 UF Yeah, they're both here. Hold on.
7 LOBBYIST 1 Okay.
8 BLAGOJEVICH: Hey, Lon.
9 LOBBYIST 1 Hey. So. I'm just leaving there, um and I talked
10 to him about (UI) commitment. He goes... I said,
11 "Two separate conversations. What about your
12 commitment?" He goes, "Lon, I have to leave in two
13 weeks, and I'm gonna be gone for two weeks.
14 I know that I have to have this in your hand by
15 the end of those two weeks." And I said, "Look,
16 there's a concern that there's gonna be some
17 skittishness if your bill gets signed because of
18 the timeliness of the commitment." He said,
19 "Absolutely not. I mean do you want me to put
20 some into the next quarter." I said, "No. That's
21 not my point. My point is this has all gotta be
22 in now." He goes, "I'm gonna have, I hope I'm
23 gonna have it next week, but you have my
24 commitment. I've always been there. I'm gonna be
25 there. I've gotta have it in the next two weeks
26 cause I'm going out of town.
27 BLAGOJEVICH: Good. Um.
28 LOBBYIST 1 And it...(stutter)and the reason it took so long
1 was is that Billy came in and started talking
2 about George Steinbrenner and not about the bill
3 so much, but just about his illness and all that,
4 and I didn't want to have that conversation in
5 front of Billy.
7 BLAGOJEVICH: Ya, I know. Good job. Hey, um [PORTIONS REDACTED]
8 BLAGOJEVICH: [PORTIONS REDACTED]
9 (Call ends.)