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SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (AP) — An Illinois prosecutor says the US Senator appointed to fill President Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat will not be charged with perjury.
State’s Attorney John Schmidt said Friday Sen. Roland Burris will not be charged for statements he made before an Illinois House impeachment committee because there isn’t enough evidence.

Burris was appointed by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich after the FBI arrested the governor on corruption charges, including allegations he tried to sell the seat for political donations.

Burris initially told the committee he had no contact with Blagojevich or his supporters, but later revealed he had talked to several aides and had discussed hosting a fundraiser.

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