Judge Delays Sentencing For Hobos Member Groggy From MedsByron "B-Rupt" Brown was still slurring and slightly unsteady on his feet as he stood in front of U.S. District Judge James Tharp Jr. six hours after taking the medication, so the judge postponed the sentencing a week despite protests from Brown and his attorney, Gregory Mitchell.
Jury Finds Accused Chicago Hobos Gang Leaders GuiltyThe onus was on federal prosecutors to prove, not only that the six men committed crimes, but that they coordinated their crimes.
Jurors In Hobos Gang Trial Begin Deliberations As Christmas LoomsAfter more than three months of testimony about drug dealing, brazen violence and cold-blooded killings, the fates of six alleged leaders of Chicago’s so-called “super gang” have been handed to a federal jury only days before Christmas.
Attorney For Alleged Gang Assassin Attacks Testimony In ClosingsDefense attorney Patrick Blegen tried to further undermine the testimony of a key eyewitness, Shanice Peatry, who said at trial how she saw a masked man kill her fiancé, Keith Daniels, outside her Dolton home as they sat in a car with their two small children.
Alleged Hobo Leader’s Attorney: Case 'Was Always A Fraud'The notion that Gregory “Bowlegs” Chester once led the deadly Hobos “super gang” was “manufactured from the very beginning” because he wouldn’t go along with a police officer’s shake-down, his defense attorney told a jury Monday.
Jurors Watch Slain FBI Informant’s Young Son Describe MurderThe little boy on the video kept repeating four heartbreaking words: “My daddy got shot.”
Faceoff Between Federal Prosecutor, Alleged Hobo BeginsOne month into the federal racketeering trial of the Hobos “super gang,” there was a delay in testimony because Gregory “Bowlegs” Chester needed to see a doctor — to check his body for contraband.
Alleged Hobos Gang Leader Takes Stand In Federal TrialThe man with the nickname “Bowlegs” slowly walked to the witness stand, faced a federal judge and raised his right hand.
Hobos Cousin Testifies For Defense, Faces Off With ProsecutorA cousin of alleged Hobos leader Gregory “Bowlegs” Chester took the witness stand Tuesday as Chester and five other allegedly high-ranking gang members set out to defend themselves in a federal racketeering trial that has already lasted 12 weeks.
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.