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Sentencing day for ex-Cook County Commissioner William Beavers

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.

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3 Comments to “Sentencing day for ex-Cook County Commissioner William Beavers”

    Clem said:
    September 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    Shameless hog

    Dick Beninya said:
    September 25, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Lock him up with Jackson and hold room for the others!

    Guest too said:
    September 25, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    bet he just gets a slap on the wrist.

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