Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios refuses subpoena to turn over documents

October 16, 2012 (CHICAGO)

The documents are about an employee who allegedly received an illegal property tax break.

This sets up a new legal battle with Berrios.

Last summer the county's ethics board recommended Berrios fire the son and daughter he hired them to work for him and fined him $10,000. He's refused to pay, saying ethics rules don't apply to him.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is now seeking to appoint a special prosecutor to recover the fine.

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