Judge Denies Beavers' Bid To Stay Out Of Jail Pending AppealA federal judge has denied former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers' request to remain free on bond while he appeals his conviction on tax evasion charges.
Beavers Gets 6 Months, $10K Fine For Tax EvasionFederal prosecutors had been seeking a sentence of nearly two years for Beavers, who was convicted in March of four counts of tax evasion.
Democratic Committeemen Pick Stanley Moore To Replace Beavers, Despite FineDemocratic bosses in Cook County have chosen Stanley Moore, a former state transportation official, to replace convicted County Commissioner William Beavers, even though Moore had recent ethics issues of his own.
Todd Stroger Interested In Beavers' County Board SeatFormer Cook County Board President Todd Stroger tells the Chicago Sun-Times he will reach out to Democratic Party committeemen over the weekend to determine how much support he may have.
William Beavers Found Guilty In Tax TrialA jury has found William Beavers guilty in his tax corruption trial.
Closing Arguments Wrap Up In Beavers' Tax TrialFederal prosecutors told a jury Thursday there's no evidence Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was taking out a loan from his campaign fund for personal expenses, but the defense argued the prosecution was trying to "bamboozle" jurors.
Beavers' Defense Rests Case At Tax TrialDefense attorneys for Cook County Commissioner William Beavers rested their case at his tax trial on Wednesday, and the commissioner himself did not follow through on his promise to take the stand.
IRS Agent Links William Beavers’ Campaign Spending To Gambling SpreesAn IRS agent indicates he gave Commissioner Bill Beavers every possible break in figuring his tax liabilities, reports WBBM's John Cody.
Dramatic Opening For Defense In Beavers Tax TrialDuring a losing streak at Hammond’s Horseshoe Casino in April 2007, William Beavers went back to the bank three times in less than five hours to cash a total of $6,000 in checks from his political campaign fund, prosecutors alleged as the Cook County commissioner’s trial began Thursday.
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.
Beavers' Jury Pool Has No Black Men; Defense Team FuriousAt 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.
Judge: Prosecutors Can Mention Beavers' 2005 Taxes At TrialJudge James Zagel says prosecutors can broach a 2005 return that included a letter in which Beavers acknowledges $43,000 in campaign money as income. Zagel says it goes to prosecutors' argument that Beavers understood the requirement to report such money.