CHICAGO
07/17/2013 11:32 am ET

Berrios Political Firings To Cost Taxpayers More Than $500,000

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Cook County taxpayers are expected to end up shelling out more than $500,000 to nearly a dozen people Assessor Joseph Berrios fired for unlawful political reasons after his election in 2010.

The payments, which county commissioners will consider Wednesday, represents the latest and costliest battle in Berrios’ disagreement with county ethics watchdogs over nepotism and patronage hiring.

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