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.