Verdict reached in Beavers tax evasion trial

The jury has reached a verdict in William Beavers’ tax evasion trial.

The Cook County commissioner is accused of using campaign money for personal expenses and gambling then failing to report it on his taxes.

Wednesday, the defense rested its case, after calling an accountant to the stand.

The accountant testified the campaign money was a loan, and not subject to taxes.

Beavers did not testify.

He has previously alleged that the FBI only went after him, after he refused to wear a wire for them.

He has pleaded not guilty.

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