Remember when Roland Burris tried to deflect criticism by saying, “I ain’t got no money to pay to play”? Turns out that was just another lie told by Pinocchio.

A financial disclosure required of all U.S. senators shows Burris earned $337,000 last year, including $118,000 from his Illinois state pension. The Chicago Tribune reports Burris earned $155,000 from his law firm and consulting business and $64,000 in fees for serving as a director of Inland Real Estate Corp.

The disclosure also shows Burris and his wife have assets of $900,000 to $1.8 million in publicly traded stocks, life insurance, mutual funds and a 25-percent interest in Kolmar Equities, a trust that owns land in Lynwood, Ill.

So much for not having any money, eh?

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