Sam Adam Sr.

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers arrives at court for his arraignment on federal tax charges on March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Judge Issues Gag Order After Beavers’ Attorneys Claim Jury Pool ‘Rigged’

Sam Adam Jr., an attorney for William Beavers, angrily told reporters Tuesday that he was “outraged” there were no black men in the 50-person jury pool. He suggested its composition was somehow fixed in advance. Beavers is black.


Cook County Commissioner William Beavers (D-4th)

Beavers’ Jury Pool Has No Black Men; Defense Team Furious

At worse than 100 to 1, the odds of a randomly-selected jury pool in Chicago containing not a single black man might make even the most compulsive gambler cringe.


Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (center, blue sport coat) arrives at FCI Englewood, the federal prison in Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year sentence for corruption charges. (Credit: CBS)

Blagojevich To Start Working In Prison Library

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has headed from the kitchen to the library at the federal prison in suburban Denver, as he continues his 14-year sentence for corruption charges.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Attorneys Think Blagojevich’s Sentence Will Be Reversed On Appeal

Attorneys in the first trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich still keep in touch with him, and think his sentence will be reversed on appeal if the case ever gets there.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers (D-4th)

Beavers To Be Arraigned On Friday

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers will be arraigned Friday on tax evasion charges for allegedly failing to report and pay taxes on income he earned by using campaign funds and county expense accounts for personal use.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Rod Blagojevich Defense Team

Adams Team Excused From Second Blago Trial

A federal judge has excused Rod Blagojevich’s two most prominent attorneys from representing the former governor at his second corruption trial, although the father-son duo of Sam Adam Sr. and Sam Adam Jr. technically remain part of his defense team.

CBS 2–10/01/2010