Kado also discussed how he was forced to partner with Miller's sister, Ladarla Easley, on an electrical contract.
The witness said he contacted Bernard after Easley attempted to get monthly payments out of him.
In a heavy Middle Eastern accent, Kado clarified why he sought Bernard out.
"It was not help. I was preferring to deal with one extortion instead of two," said Kado about paying Bernard to get Easley off his back.
Court resumes Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.