The testimony of U.S. Senator Roland Burris, given before a House committee, is sent to prosecutors.
WiredPRNews.com – Amidst the latest controversy surrounding the appointment of Roland Burris to the United States Senate, the Illinois House Speaker has decided to send testimony given by the senator before a House committee to prosecutors. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Speaker Michael Madigan released a letter early in the week to the Sangmon County State Attorney stating his intentions of referring a transcript of testimony and two affidavits from Burris to prosecutors.
Burris came under fire after it was revealed that he was asked to help raise money for impeached governor Rod Blagojevich’s campaign by the former Illinois governor’s brother. Although Burris denied doing any fundraising for Blagojevich, some are accusing the senator of perjury for testifying before a House impeachment committee that he received no offers from Blagojevich or his staffers in exchange for his appointment.