Sure sounds like the Feds are using a little pressure... with this arrest and Bill Beavers arrest to make them talk on the rest of the corrupt Cook County Board....
A one-time steakhouse busboy who became a key player in a patronage scandal involving former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was indicted today on charges he fraudulently collected state and federal housing assistance by hiding his $60,000-a-year county job.
Tony Cole, 32, was charged with two counts of theft of government property and one count of state benefits fraud totaling more than $5,000.
Prosecutors said that when Cole, a onetime college basketball star from Louisiana with a long rap sheet, applied to live at a South Side apartment complex in January 2008, he told the staff he was unemployed and had recently relocated after surviving Hurricane Katrina.
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