William Beavers' lawyers request freedom pending appeal

November 21, 2013 1:34:31 PM PST
On Monday, a judge will decide whether former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers will remain out of jail, while lawyers appeal his tax evasion case.

Beavers' legal team made the request in federal court Thursday.

In March, the one-time Chicago police officer turned elected official was convicted for failing to declare campaign cash as income after he spent the money on slot machines.