Last February Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was indicted for three separate counts of filing false income tax returns. Beavers has adamantly denied any wrongdoing.
Last week, Beavers held a press conference to further emphasize his innocence as a December trial date looms, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Referencing former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who pushed to bring the charges, Beavers said, “He’s a rooster without nuts, a capon. OK? That’s what he is, a capon.”
I’ll let you look up what a capon is.
Beavers shed some light regarding his defense. In the indictment, Beavers allegedly used more than $68,000 from a campaign account in 2006 to boost his city pensions without paying income tax on the funds. At the press conference, Beavers shared bank statements reflecting that the campaign funds received was in fact a loan he repaid in 2009.
Beavers is a fighter. I wouldn’t be surprised if he takes this matter to trial just for the satisfaction of victory.