Ex-Illinois Commissioner To Be Jailed For Tax Evasion

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 3:54 PM ET) -- Former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers will begin serving a six-month sentence for tax evasion and obstruction on Monday after an Illinois federal judge refused the politician's bid to remain free pending the outcome of an appeal to overturn his conviction.

In a two-page order, U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel said Beavers failed to show that he is likely to prevail on appeal and ordered him to surrender to authorities on Dec. 2. A jury convicted Beavers for failing to report income he took from campaign...
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