U.S. Senator Roland Burris (D-IL) is questioned by the media follwing a tour of facilities at the University of Illinois May 27, 2009 in Urbana, Illinois.
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There's yet another chapter in the tale of ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and the Senate seat left vacant by Barack Obama. Secretly taped phone conversations between then State Senator Roland Burris and the disgraced former governor's brother were released to the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee yesterday. Burris, now a senator, still claims that he was not involved in any plan to funnel money to Blagojevich in return for the Senate seat. Rob Wildeboer is a reporter for Chicago Public Radio and he has been following the story closely.
Sen. Burris has been making adamant denials of any wrongdoing: