Burris associate contradicts Senator's January 5th sworn statement
"There is more to be discovered. I know the key to finding the information out is through Fred (Lebed). That's the main point I wish to get across.”— John Ruff
On the same December day then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich named Roland Burris to fill President Obama's U.S. Senate vacancy, Burris' right-hand political man, Fred Lebed, phoned an associate and told him, "We'll have to do some things for the governor."
That's the recollection of the associate, a health-care and political consultant named John Ruff, who went on to become one of Burris' co-plaintiffs on a January lawsuit that sought to help Burris claim his Senate seat.