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Roland Burris Perjury

ROLAND BURRIS WON'T FACE PERJURY CHARGES

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — U.S. Sen. Roland Burris won't face a perjury charge over statements he made to state lawmakers investigating how he got his ...

Burris: Blame Impeachment Panel For Bad Questions, Not Me

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — U.S. Sen. Roland Burris said Thursday that he did not mislead lawmakers investigating his Senate appointment because they fa...

Burris Says Legal Bills Now At $500,000

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris says he's rung up $500,000 in legal expenses tied to investigations surrounding his appointment by ...

Burris Promises To Cooperate With Perjury Investigation

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

GRANITE CITY, Ill. — Flashing his easy smile and wearing a power suit, U.S. Sen. Roland Burris signed autographs and shook hands after helping b...

Burris Yet To Release Promised Memo Clearing Him Of Perjury

ProPublica | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) claims he has proof he never made an inconsistent statement about his appointment to the Senate, only he can't show it to yo...

Former Burris Aide Questioned In Senator's Perjury Investigation

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVE MCKINNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Downstate perjury probe into Sen. Roland Burris has widened to include a former aide who raised questions about a possible quid pro quo between Bu...

Prosecutor Wants Any Burris Tapes From Feds For Perjury Investigation

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A county prosecutor exploring the possibility of perjury charges against U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has asked federal officials for FBI t...

Quinn Investigating How Burris' Son Got State Job From Blago Administration

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn is reviewing how the son of embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris got a state job as a housing-agency lawyer unde...

Burris Still Has Senate Clout, Despite Furor

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Despite the furor surrounding Sen. Roland Burris, experts say Illinois is unlikely to suffer much from having a senator who'...

For Burris, It's Hail Mary Time

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Warren

It's time for an A-Rod-like press conference but with some substantive answers and a set of assurances about Burris' political future.

Burris Perjury Case No 'Slam Dunk': Former US Attorney

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — With the impeachment of a governor, Illinois has already had more political fireworks this year than it has seen in decades. Could the...

Roland Burris Perjury Questions: More Omissions In Testimony

ProPublica | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Roland Burris has blamed state lawmakers for his shifting accounts of how he became a Senator. The lawmakers, he said, failed to elicit the full story...

Burris May Have Lied To State Supreme Court In Affidavit

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVE MCKINNEY AND NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If Sen. Roland Burris misled an Illinois House impeachment panel with a false account of his appointment, he did the same thing with the Illinois Supr...

Burris Had More Contacts With Blago Aide Than He Reported In Sworn Documents: Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI AND DAVE MCKINNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Roland Burris had more contacts with then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's chief of staff before being appointed to his Senate seat than he disclosed ...

Daley Dodges Burris Controversy

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley clearly doesn't want to get involved in the ongoing debate over the future of embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris. Burris i...

Black Pastors Who Backed Burris Will Ask Him To Resign: AP

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Roland Burris kept out of sight Friday as longtime friend Gov. Pat Quinn joined the roster of fellow Democrats calling for h...

Burris Facing Investigations As Newspapers, Politicians Call For His Resignation

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Should he resign? Can he be forced out? Will he face criminal charges? Illinoisans who thought they had put one big mess behind them ...

Roland Burris Pleads For His Career: 'Stop The Rush To Judgment'

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson and John Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris defended himself today in the midst of the multiple probes into the circumstances surrounding his appointment by for...

As Burris Storm Brews, Durbin In Greece With Potential Foe Giannoulias

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As a political storm brewed around new U.S. Sen. Roland Burris on Tuesday, fellow Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin kept mum, traveling out of the country wit...

Burris Invites Senate Ethics Investigation (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Roland Burris said Tuesday that he is open to a Senate ethics investigation into how he came to be appointed by impeached former Gov. Rod Bl...

Washington Post, Tribune, Local Democrats Call For Burris Resignation

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SCROLL DOWN FOR THE LATEST UPDATES Barely a month after being sworn in as a U.S. Senator, Roland Burris is being called on to resign by the Chicago T...

Burris Won't Resign In Face Of Perjury Allegations

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Roland Burris insisted Monday he voluntarily sent state lawmakers an affidavit outlining contacts with ousted Gov. Rod Blago...

Roland Burris' Blago Affidavit (READ), Press Conference Videos (WATCH)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The following is the text of U.S. Sen. Roland Burris' affidavit to Illinois state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, chairman of the Illinois House impeachmen...

Burris Strongly Denies Perjury Charges In Face Of Resignation Calls

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Roland Burris insisted Monday he voluntarily sent state lawmakers an affidavit outlining contacts with ousted Gov. Rod Blago...