Ill. County Official Won't Testify At His Criminal Tax Trial

Law360, Chicago (March 20, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT) -- Cook County Commissioner William Beavers said Wednesday he would not be testifying at his criminal tax trial as planned, and his lawyers rested their case soon after an Illinois federal judge limited the testimony of their expert witness.

Sheldon Sorosky of Kaplan & Sorosky Ltd., an attorney for the veteran Chicago politician, told U.S. District Judge James Zagel that his client had planned to take the stand in order to support anticipated expert testimony from accountant Barry Gershinzon regarding financial documents in the case accusing Beavers...
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