Former worker in assessor's office admits to scheme

Updated 8/4/2022 5:49 PM

A former longtime Cook County assessor's office employee agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors Thursday as he admitted helping lower taxes on certain Cook County properties by at least $1 million in exchange for benefits like home improvements.

Lavdim Memisovski, 43, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy count for conduct that occurred between 2016 and July 2018, under then-Assessor Joe Berrios, who previously has been a subject of interest by federal authorities.


Berrios could not be reached for comment.

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