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Cook County Commissioner Beavers found guilty in tax evasion case

A jury found Cook County Commissioner William Beavers guilty on all four counts in his tax evasion case.

He was convicted on one count of corruptly impeding the Internal Revenue Service and three counts of filing a false federal income tax return for 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Federal prosecutors say Beavers spent $226,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses and never paid taxes on it.

They say Beavers also failed to pay taxes on $69,000 in campaign contributions that he placed in a city retirement fund in 2006, in order to more than double his monthly pension.

The defense argued that Beavers amended his tax returns and paid some of the money back to the campaign, in order to prove that it was a loan.

Beavers had claimed that the FBI is only targeting him because he refused to be a “stool pigeon.”

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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21 Comments to “Cook County Commissioner Beavers found guilty in tax evasion case”

    jeff said:
    March 21, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    as the house of cards fall…….. lets keep the ball rolling

    Mike Williams said:
    March 21, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Excellent News Conference given by Commissioner Beavers; classic in-your-face, smash-mouth, take-no-prisoners, Chicago style politics. Help me God, I do love it so!

      Sanford and Son said:
      March 21, 2013 at 6:25 PM

      Helps me Lemont…this is the big one….bye bye …lock him up

    Thomasa said:
    March 21, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    The only reason he was targeted is because of what he stated. I believe him. The government is the biggest crooks. When they gone get Daley?

      Dumb said:
      March 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM

      You no speak good english. Brush up on your English you rodent

    Wisconsinite said:
    March 21, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    The whole Chicago-Cook County area is one big sewer

      Fed up said:
      March 21, 2013 at 6:09 PM

      Between the crooked politicians, gang bangers, or welfare queens, I don't know which has destroyed this area more?

      BATMAN said:
      March 21, 2013 at 6:23 PM

      No thats ….Chicago "Crook" County…….. This town needs an enema

    Joymar said:
    March 21, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Yay! Now let's get the Jacksons.

      Crook County said:
      March 21, 2013 at 6:20 PM

      YES ….They will be cell mates. They will look good in stripes

    wow said:
    March 21, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Thin the herd!!!!

      WALLY said:
      March 21, 2013 at 6:28 PM

      I can see it now… a new television show coming soon……….Leave it to Beavers"

    guest said:
    March 21, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Can we all jump in on this pension deal or does one have to be a thief?

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