Opening statements in Beavers tax trial
CHICAGO — Opening statements are scheduled in federal court in Chicago for the tax-evasion trial of a powerful Cook County Commissioner.
Each side will have about 30 minutes to address jurors Thursday about the allegations against William Beavers.
The 78-year-old Chicago Democrat has pleaded not guilty to diverting around $225,000 from his campaign coffers for personal use and not reporting it.
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