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Stroger Fires Felon Ex-Basketball Star From Patronage Job

05/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former University of Georgia basketball player Tony Cole -- a convicted felon who also was once charged in a rape case -- scored a patronage job in October with Cook County President Todd Stroger's administration.

But on Thursday, Stroger fired Cole from an assistant human resources post after being informed by the Chicago Sun-Times of Cole's conviction for writing bad checks in Georgia.

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