A Chicago developer and donor to Gov. Blagojevich steered more than $100,000 in commissions to first lady Patti Blagojevich's real estate firm before a business owned by the developer's parents saw dramatic increases in state payments.
Virgil Tiran's real estate ties to the governor's wife are coming to light as federal investigators scrutinize her relationships with real estate clients, including recently convicted former gubernatorial fund-raiser Tony Rezko.
- Let Patti take the hit - she's a big girl;
- Take the hit for Patti - claim to have used her real estate firm as a front;
- Convince Patti to turn on dear old Dad - Dick Mell might flip on bigger fish;
- Start making babysitting arrangements for the kids - Mom and Dad are both going to jail.