Myron “Mike” Cherry, a Chicago lawyer and Democratic fund-raiser comes up in court.
Daniel Rosenberg of Sterling Venture Partners testified he was seeking an investment with a state pension fund, but he was told he first had to name a consultant and direct a finder's fee to that person.
Rosenberg said as he sought a $25 million investment, he was directed to a Rezko business associate, Michael Winter.
Winter allegedly told Rosenberg he had to choose a consultant if he wanted the deal, then provided the name of Myron Cherry and Associates.
"I knew Cherry was his attorney and they both had some deals together," Rosenberg said.
Prosecutor Reid Schar asked if Cherry had done anything on the deal to win an investment.
"Not to my knowledge," Rosenberg said.