Judge Sets Limits Ahead Of Ill. Official's Criminal Tax Trial

Law360, Chicago (November 30, 2012, 4:43 PM EST) -- A federal judge told an Illinois county official's attorneys Friday that they cannot mention his amended tax returns during opening statements at his upcoming criminal tax trial and also indicated that prosecutors should mind their tone if they talk about his alleged use of campaign funds to gamble.

U.S. District Judge James Zagel considered motions to limit evidence lodged by both sides in the criminal case targeting Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, who is set to go to trial Monday on charges that he underreported and...
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