Gutierrez denies he got free upgrades from Rezko

November 8, 2010 (CHICAGO)

Douglas G. Rivlin, Gutierrez's press secretary, released a statement in response to a Chicago Sun-Times article that links the congressman to convicted political fixer Tony Rezko.

Rivlin's statement: The Chicago Sun-Times ran with a story that is false. As we made clear to the Sun-Times, Congressman Gutierrez never asked for nor received any free upgrades to his home, and certainly never told anyone he did. It is unfortunate the Sun-Times chose to run a story that is entirely inaccurate.

The Sun-Times report alleges Gutierrez told the FBI he got a deal on a townhome that included free upgrades from Rezko.

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