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Stroger Fires Felon Ex-Basketball Star From Patronage Job

First Posted: 05/11/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:15 PM ET


Chicago Sun-Times:

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.

Read the whole story: Chicago Sun-Times


Filed by Ben Goldberger  |