The indictment Thursday of William Beavers adds a new name to a long list: Chicago politicians charged with crimes. Beavers, a Cook County commissioner, is accused of tax evasion and other offenses from January 2006 to about April 2011. For part of that time, he was on the Chicago City Council. Chicago aldermen have been frequent law-enforcement targets, with 29 convicted since 1972.
Fred Hubbard, 2nd
Pleaded guilty in 1972 to embezzling nearly $100,000 from a federally funded jobs program
Joseph Jambrone, 28th
Convicted in 1973 of accepting payoffs of $4,000 and $1,000 to support zoning changes
Casimir Staszcuk, 13th
Convicted in 1973 of accepting three bribes totaling $9,000 to back zoning changes
Joseph Potempa, 23rd
Pleaded guilty in 1973 to accepting $3,000 for zoning changes and failing to report $9,000 on income-tax returns
Frank Kuta, 23rd
Preceded Potempa; convicted in 1974 of accepting a $1,500 bribe on a zoning case
Thomas Keane, 31st
Convicted in 1974 of fraud and conspiracy for aiding a scheme to buy and sell tax-delinquent property at inflated prices
Paul Wigoda, 49th
Convicted in 1974 of taking a $50,000 bribe in exchange for his support for a zoning change in a nearby ward
Donald Swinarski, 12th
Pleaded guilty in 1975 to accepting $7,800 in three bribes to approve zoning changes in his ward
Edward Scholl, 41st
Pleaded guilty in 1975 to taking $6,850 in bribes from a contractor to permit zoning changes in his ward
Chicago's 'hall of shame'
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