Former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers will be sentenced today for tax evasion.
A federal jury convicted beavers six months ago.
He was accused of spending campaign money on personal things and not reporting it on his tax returns.
Prosecutors are recommending a 21-month prison sentence, while the defense is seeking probation.
Beavers told The Sun-Times that he will not beg the judge for leniency.
He says he believes his conviction will be overturned on appeal because of mistakes that the judge made at trial.