Son of Dolton ex-mayor accused of tax evasion
By Mike Nolan email@example.com April 14, 2014 6:39PM
Updated: May 16, 2014 6:28AM
The son of former Dolton Mayor William Shaw has been charged with not filing federal income tax returns for six years, the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago announced Monday on the eve of the tax filing deadline.
Victor Shaw, 53, of Dolton, is charged with failing to file tax returns from 2007 to 2012, according to federal prosecutors. Each of the six counts carries a maximum penalty of a year in prison and $100,000 fine.
Victor Shaw previously managed the Dorchester Senior Center, a senior citizens apartment building owned by the village, and a company he operated got a $1.4 million contract from the village in connection with a $10 million project to renovate the center, according to published reports.
A federal grand jury issued subpoenas last year in its continuing investigation into how that $1.4 million was spent.
Elected Dolton’s first black mayor in 1997, William Shaw died in 2008 after a battle with cancer.
His twin brother, Robert, a former Chicago alderman and one-time village inspector for Dolton, recently announced that he’s challenging Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 city election.