Ill. County Official Gets Tax Trial Pushed Back

Law360, Chicago (December 4, 2012, 3:30 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday pushed back the impending criminal tax trial of Cook County Commissioner William Beavers to early next year, citing uncertainty about when one of the defendant's lawyers would be able to return to court after an illness.

U.S. District Judge James Zagel rescheduled the trial, which had been set to begin this week, for Jan. 4, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago confirmed. Beavers' attorneys had asked for a delay in light of the acute bronchitis suffered by...
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