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Cop suing for $3 mil. may get $4,500

Friday, November 02, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
by STEVE PATTERSON

Cook County Sheriff's Sgt. Sammie Young wanted $3.2 million for the intimidation and humiliation he says he endured after being demoted because, he says, of politics.
Just 10 months later, though, Young is ready to walk away with only $4,500 to pay his attorney's fees.
Accused Dart, Beavers
The County Board is set next week to settle Young's case, which charged Sheriff Tom Dart with demoting Young for blowing the whistle on illegal, on-the-job campaigning. Young also accused Commissioner William Beavers of intimidating Young by telling him "I'm the hog with the big nuts" and saying if he wanted a raise, it would have to go through Beavers.
Beavers and Dart disputed the claims all along. Beavers said the settlement is vindication. "This was [garbage] from the start," he said.
Neither Young nor his lawyer returned calls.


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