Beavers isn’t only Hog among pols

Excerpt from Carol Marin's latest column

Friday, Sep 21, 2012  |  Updated 10:15 PM CDT
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Beavers isn’t only Hog among pols

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The feds allege that Bill Beavers converted $226,000 in campaign donations to personal use. And allege that he lied to the IRS.

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‘Horse - - - -,” growled Cook County Commissioner Bill Beavers over the phone.

Barnyard Bill, the self-proclaimed “Hog With the Big Nuts,” was bloodied but unbowed on Thursday. It was just an hour earlier that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald had hit the 77-year-old former cop, former alderman and county officeholder with a four-count federal indictment.

The feds allege that Beavers converted $226,000 in campaign donations to personal use. And allege that he lied to the IRS.

Read Carol Marin's entire column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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