07/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

County Worker At Center Of Stroger Patronage Scandal Was Paid While Jailed

If a guy's got clout in Cook County, getting tossed in the hoosegow could be like a paid vacation. Tony Cole, the busboy- turned-patronage worker at the center of a county hiring scandal, apparently had that kind of clout in the finance department, according to payroll records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.

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