Sam Adam Jr., right, attorney for Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, left, responds to a reporter's question at the federal building in Chicago, Thursday, March 21, 2013, after B

 

              Sam Adam Jr., right, attorney for Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, left, responds to a reporter
Sam Adam Jr., right, attorney for Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, left, responds to a reporter's question at the federal building in Chicago, Thursday, March 21, 2013, after Beavers was convicted of tax evasion for not declaring campaign cash he gambled away on slot machines as income. Beavers, whose commissioner's salary is $85,000, lost $500,000 over three years at Indiana's Horseshoe Casino, sometimes writing himself one $2,000 campaign check after another on daylong gambling binges. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)