UNDERCOVER - Prosecutors have unveiled potentially incriminating evidence against high-profile defense attorney Bob George.
George is on trial in U.S. District Court in Boston, accused of helping a former client launder $200,000 in drug cash so it would look like the money was earned legitimately.
In return, the government says George got a $20,000 cut.
A secretly recorded video played for the jury on Monday shows George speaking to the businessman who allegedly laundered the money.
They're talking about Ronald Dardinski, George's former client who was working as an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
George: And I said Ronnie, what the (expletive) would I run a check through my account that I'm not making any money on?
Businessman: You didn't tell him you were making any money on it?
George: No, I told him I wasn't making any money on it.
Businessman: What the (expletive) did you tell him that for?
George: Because I wasn't.
Businessman: You (expletive). I want to straighten out on that too.
George: You can straighten out anytime that you want.
George: It's about nothing but our friendship and that's all it was.
Businessman: But a deal is a deal.
George: How much did you make?
Businessman: $40,000... did it twice.
Businessman: Well let me write you a check.
George: Michael, only if you want to. Only if you want to, Michael. Only if you want to.
The defense says George's former client Dardinski is a liar who had it out for his former attorney and worked with the feds to set up George.
The trial will resume on Wednesday with the cross-examination of a DEA agent.
The jury is expected to get the case by the end of the week.
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