Witness Ali Ata testified he felt he had to pay Tony Rezko $125,000 in cash payments because he had other deals with Rezko.
"I had several other deals with Mr. Rezko and I figured at some point we would settle," Ata testified.
They included a $1 million in Roosevelt and Clark and a $1 million investment for a condo project at Irving Park Road.
"How much do you believe he owes you for those investments?" Prosecutor Carrie Hamilton asked. "$2 million," Ata said.