“A witness in the trial of political fundraiser Tony Rezko told jurors yesterday that he agreed to pay a fake consulting fee as a bribe to a Chicago alderman. Chicago Public Radio’s Robert Wildeboer reports.

Sheldon Pekin is a money manager who set up a $50 million deal between an investment company and the state of Illinois. But in order to get the deal with the state he was instructed to pay a bribe and disguise it as a consulting fee. He told jurors yesterday that he agreed to pay $250,000 to Chicago alderman Dick Mell.

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