Tax evasion trial begins for Cook County Commissioner

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers continued his public offensive today while defending himself in court.

His federal tax-evasion trial is all set  and he says the government tells some tall tales.

Beavers is accused of failing to pay taxes on tens of thousands of dollars in campaign money that he spent on personal expenses.

He says he’s innocent and is being prosecuted because he wouldn’t help the feds make cases against other public officials.

The trial was scheduled to start today but was delayed for a day allowing attorneys to fine-tune a questionnaire for prospective jurors.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.