Ill. Official Slams 'Wild' US Atty After Denying Tax Charges

Law360, Chicago (March 2, 2012, 7:37 PM EST) -- An Illinois county official pled not guilty Friday to federal tax charges he claims a "wild man" prosecutor pursued after the politician would not aid a government investigation of one of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's brothers by wearing a wire.

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, 77, denied one count of attempting to obstruct the Internal Revenue Service and three counts of filing false federal income tax returns, and said after his arraignment that U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald had...
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