Ill. Official Held Onto Campaign Cash, IRS Agent Says

Law360, Chicago (March 19, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT) -- An Internal Revenue Service agent testified Tuesday that an Illinois county official's personal and campaign finances suggest the politician, facing tax charges, held onto $30,000 in campaign funds between 2006 and 2008, and sometimes cashed checks drawn on campaign accounts the same day he hit the casino.

Under questioning by prosecutor Matthew Getter, IRS agent Paul Ponzo also told jurors that while studying Cook County Commissioner William Beavers' financial documents for the years 2006 through 2008, he never saw any promissory notes, campaign finance reports or...
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