Friday, October 24, 2008


EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: The Bench referred to a photo of Salman Ibrahim in our recent post, "Obama's Connections to Sunrise Equities, Part Two." It is the story of the collapse of Sunrise Equities. In August, 2008 the company mysteriously closed its doors. Phone calls went unanswered. Ibrahim and other officers vanished, apparently with $80 million of investors' funds. In Part Two, we said that we had photos of that event, which indeed we do, and that we were withholdin them due to legal concerns. The Bench has decided to post part of one of those photos, showing Ibrahim's face as he peers over the shoulder of Alderman Joe Moore (49th Ward, Chicago) during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the free office space given to Barack Obama's 2004 US Senate race. As far as we can determine, this is the only photo of Ibrahim to be posted on a public web site ever. If you see Ibrahim, call the FBI. This photo has been added to "Obama's Connections to Sunrise Equities, Part Two."