CHICAGO (AP) — Records show a longtime Chicago alderman facing corruption charges is no longer a partner at a law firm that’s central to a federal criminal case against him.

Paperwork filed with Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office shows Ed Burke has withdrawn from his partnership at Klafter & Burke where he did property tax appeal work for many influential businesses.

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Ald. Edward Burke (14th) speaks to reporters outside his Southwest Side home on Feb. 26, 2019, after winning re-election to a 13th term in office, despite facing a federal charge of attempted extortion. (Credit: CBS)

Burke declined to discuss his relationship with the firm.

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The paperwork on the partnership was signed April 12, the same day a federal indictment was made public against a real estate developer. It alleges the developer steered legal work to Burke in exchange for help with a permit and project financing.

Burke is accused of trying to intimidate developers into hiring his firm. The city’s longest-service alderman faces multiple charges.

Burke has pleaded not guilty.

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