Cole told ABC7 Saturday that he thinks people in government are trying to intimidate him into staying silent.
"Here I am. I'm no politician or anything. I have a past of allegations, but I'm not a convicted felon. It's just my information that I have, as far as factual documentation from phones and things like that. It's just ongoing," he said.
Stroger hired Cole away from his restaurant job last year and put him in a $61,000-per-year county job. Stroger's cousin and former chief financial officer bailed Cole out of jail on more than one occasion while he worked for the county.