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Peraica sentenced to four months of courts supervision for defacing campaign signs

Tony Peraica

Tony Peraica

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Updated: January 6, 2013 9:55AM

Former Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica was sentenced to four months of courts supervision Tuesday after a judge found him guilty of defacing a former rival’s campaign signs.

Peraica was charged with criminal damage to property in 2010 for destroying the campaign signs of his Democratic rival, Jeffrey Tobolski, just days before the election. He was arrested on Oct. 30, 2010 in west suburban McCook.

Tobolski went on to win the election.

A year later, Judge Kerry Kennedy had Peraica jailed for showing up late to court for his misdemeanor case.

He found him guilty of the charge after a one-day bench trial in Bridgeview Tuesday.

Peraica had been trying ever since to have the arrest thrown out. He has asked the judge again to reconsider an earlier refusal to toss it, arguing there was no probable cause for police to arrest him.

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