09/10/2012 09:52 am ET

Taxpayers Get Legal Tab For Assessor Joe Berrios' Ethics Fight Over Nepotism

Cook County’s taxpayers are footing the bill for private legal counsel to represent Joe Berrios — the Cook County assessor, who is also chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party — in his fight against accusations he violated anti-nepotism rules by putting his son and sister on the payroll, records show.

Berrios is still losing the fight, though.

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