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Kankakee County may revoke ex-deputy's pension after fraud

KANKAKEE – Prosecutors said they are reviewing whether Kankakee County should revoke the pension of a former sheriff’s deputy convicted of fraud.

Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jamie Boyd told The Daily Journal his office is reviewing Timothy Swanson’s case. Swanson was sentenced in May to more than two years in federal prison for mail fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.

Swanson previously was police chief in Countryside, whose police pension board has revoked Swanson’s $101,000 annual pension. He will receive personal money contributed to his pension but no public money.

Prosecutors said Swanson created a tax-exempt organization to operate two helicopters for law enforcement. Officials said he asked for contributions, which he then spent on personal purchases.

Swanson pleaded guilty to the counts in January.

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