Feds charge official in Cook County assessor's office with corruption

Chicago Sun-Times
Updated 7/6/2022 10:21 PM

Federal prosecutors in Chicago charged an official of the Cook County assessor's office Wednesday with "corruptly" accepting home improvements, jewelry, sports tickets and other items over a three-year span to cut property assessments, resulting in lower tax bills for some property owners.

Lavdim "Deme" Memisovski was charged with conspiring with two others identified only as "individual A" and "individual B" to "corruptly accept and agree to accept" the services and items in exchange for the tax breaks from 2016 to 2018 while he was working for then-Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios.


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