Former Sen. Roland Burris accused of shake down in court documents

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Court documents reveal allegations that former U.S. Senator Roland Burris tried to shake-down a business in exchange for steering military contracts to his company.

That came out during a court hearing for C. Gregory Turner, who stands trial next week.

Turner is accused of illegally lobbying the U.S. government to lift economic sanctions against Zimbabwe. Burris is a prosecution witness.

Turner's lawyers are trying to stop Burris from testifying after receiving the new information.

The documents state while Burris was Senator, he sought a $250,000 dollar a year job as a financial consultant after leaving office.

Burris has never been charged. We could not reach him for comment.

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