Let’s just say that the Democratic Party over there has a history of this sort of thing.
Annnnd that would be perjury:
Blago hit up Burris for cash
EXCLUSIVE | In his third sworn version of events, senator confirms pitch for donations
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s brother solicited U.S. Sen. Roland Burris for up to $10,000 in campaign cash before Blagojevich named Burris to the coveted post — something Burris initially failed to disclose under oath before an Illinois House impeachment panel, records and interviews show.
Burris (D-Ill.) acknowledges being hit up for the money in a new affidavit he has sent to the head of the House committee that recommended Blagojevich be removed from office.