Obama Pal Declared Hostile Witness in Illinois Fraud Trial

Eric Whitaker has not been charged with wrongdoing, but prosecutors say he hasn't cooperated fully.

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) waves to spectators as he walks down the first fairway with Dr. Eric Whitaker at Farm Neck Golf Course August 24, 2009 in Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Massacusetts.

Photographer: Vincent DeWitt-Pool/Getty Images

One of President Barack Obama's closest friends was declared a hostile witness by a federal court judge Monday and may be called to testify in an Illinois fraud trial.

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