Gag order against attorneys in Beavers trial
CHICAGO (AP) — The judge presiding over the tax-evasion trial of an influential Chicago Democrat imposed a gag order Wednesday on the attorneys handling the case after one of the defense lawyers said jury-pool selection was "rigged."
Sam Adam Sr., 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.
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