The alleged Chicago boss of an international credit card fraud racket has ties to organized crime in Bulgaria, kidnapped a man in Chicago and robbed him of $800,000, ordered a beating and warned a rival would be “cut into pieces,” feds say.
Police are teaming up with business leaders in a high-crime neighborhood on the South Side, to try to make the area safer and more attractive for doing business.
The suspects are accused of operating a prostitution ring, making bookings through a website for Finest Dynasty Inc., which offered “upscale companions” for an hourly rate. Crack cocaine was also being sold.
Police found a submachine gun, a revolver, 156 bags of heroin, and 260 bags of heroin, during a search of a Gage Park apartment, after catching a man selling drugs.
Andrew Loggin, 34, originally faced 20 to 50 years in prison on each of two felony charges of drug dealing, until his Aug. 27 plea to a lesser felony charge.
Police have busted up a gang-controlled drug market in the Rogers Park neighborhood, in an undercover operation that has resulted in charges against 20 people.
More than two dozen people are facing drug-related charges stemming from a police investigation in the Uptown neighborhood.
Chicago police have announced criminal charges against several gang members who allegedly controlled a drug-dealing market in the city’s notorious “Terror Town” neighborhood.