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Explanation from Burris in hands of prosecutor
A document U.S. Sen. Roland Burris promised would explain how he got appointed by then- Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been sent to a prosecutor investigating perjury charges, the senator's attorney said Friday.
Burris lawyer Timothy Wright said he finished the summary of events and legal argument and gave it to Sangamon County State's Atty. John Schmidt, who declined to comment.Wright said last month that the release of the report to the public would be up to Burris, whose Washington office declined to comment.
Burris told an Illinois House impeachment committee he had no contact with Blagojevich's office before being named, then later acknowledged he had spoken to several of the ex-governor's friends and advisers and even made inquiries about raising money for his campaign.