CHICAGO (AP) — The federal tax fraud trial for Alderman Patrick Daley Thompson, the grandson and nephew of two of Chicago’s longest-serving mayors, began Monday.
The 52-year-old Thompson has served on the City Council since 2015. He would be the first member of the Daley family tried on federal charges.
He was charged last year in a seven-count indictment with filing false tax returns and lying to Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. officials about $219,000 in loans he got from a now-shuttered bank.
He allegedly filed false tax returns and understated his taxable income. Thompson’s attorney, Chris Gair, has called it a matter of sloppy bookkeeping.