Breaking News Bar
updated: 12/3/2012 4:55 PM

Beavers says he'll testify in tax trial

Success - Article sent! close
Associated Press

A Cook County commissioner has vowed to testify at his federal tax-evasion trial.

William Beavers spoke to reporters Monday after appearing in federal court for the first day of jury selection.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The 77-year-old Chicago Democrat says there's "no question" he'll testify to deny charges he took money from his campaign coffers and didn't declare it.

Last week, presiding Judge James Zagel ruled the defense could argue Beavers put the cash back and amended his returns after he found out he was under investigation.

But Zagel said only Beavers could make that argument by speaking to jurors directly.

Proceedings were delayed Monday after one of Beavers' attorneys fell ill. Jurors started filling out questionnaires Monday. One-on-one questing of prospective jurors was put off until Tuesday at the earliest.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.