Prosecution Wraps Up Case In Hobos Gang TrialThe trial still isn’t over, but U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp Jr. has said he is determined to end it by Christmas.
Inmate Takes 2 Months In Jail Rather Than Testify Against HobosA man already serving a year in federal prison for dealing cocaine will serve an additional two months in jail for refusing to testify against Chicago’s so-called “super gang,” the Hobos.
Hobo Defense Attorney Confronts Girlfriend Of Late FBI InformantKeith Daniels did an extraordinary amount of gambling near the end of his life, his girlfriend testified Tuesday. And it appears the late FBI informant gambled with more than money.
Girlfriend Of Informant, Slain In Front Of Her, Names His KillerWhen a masked gunman ambushed her family sedan in April 2013, Shanice Peatry reached around to her two startled children, pushing her 6-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter down into the back seat as bullets flew toward the car.
Judge Denies Media Access To Chicago Hobos Gang Trial EvidenceThe Judge says he fears jurors wouldn't be able to avert their eyes from sensational, front-page treatment of evidence and that could undermine defendants' fair-trial rights.
Jury In Hobos "Super Gang" Trial Gets History Lesson About Street GangsThe Hobos have been described as a “conglomerate” of Gangster Disciples and Black Disciples — an elite and exclusive “all-star team” forged in the Robert Taylor Homes on the South Side. Six alleged Hobo leaders are on trial at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, tied to nine murders by federal prosecutors.
Openings Set In Hobos Gang Trial Focused On KillingsThe biggest street-gang trial in recent Chicago history starts in earnest Wednesday, with months of testimony expected to provide a rare look inside the gangland activity fueling deadly gun violence in the nation's third-largest city.
Feds Don’t Want Hobo Lawyers To Ask About Homan Square ArticleFederal prosecutors putting alleged leaders of an ultraviolent street gang on trial want to stop defense attorneys from asking a Chicago police veteran about the notorious Homan Square police facility.
Jury Selection Finishing At Major Chicago Street-Gang TrialJury selection is winding down at a much-anticipated trial of six purported members of Chicago's notorious Hobos street gang blamed for outbreaks of deadly gun violence for over a decade.
"Supergang" Chief Charged With Killing Federal InformantParis “Poleroski” Poe, 31, allegedly gunned down informant Keith Daniels, 27, in front of Daniels’ young son and girlfriend last year, just days after Daniels was unmasked as a federal informant.
Member Of Violent Hobos "Supergang" Cooperating With FedsThey made their name robbing NBA stars and slaying federal informants, authorities say. But the Hobos, an ultra violent Chicago “supergang,” suffered a heavy blow Wednesday when a middle-ranking member confessed to his role in five murders — and vowed to help the government convict his former bosses.
Feds Hope Slain Informant’s Tapes Convict Gang Members In Drug CaseGunned down last year in front of his terrified young son and girlfriend within days of being unmasked as a cooperating witness, Keith Daniels helped police solve one of Chicago’s highest-profile murders of 2011 — the botched drive-by shooting of an innocent bystander, 13-year-old Darius “Bay Bay” Brown.