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Jeffrey Hollinghead (left) and Willie Feliciano (right) have been charged in Operation Crew Cut, a major racketeering case targeting an Outfit-connected crew accused of home invasions, armed robberies, burglaries, insurance fraud, prostitution, arson and a plot to murder a witness. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Two More Charged In Operation Crew Cut Racketeering Case

Two felons have joined five other defendants in a major racketeering case targeting an Outfit-connected crew accused of home invasions, armed robberies, burglaries, insurance fraud, prostitution, arson and a plot to murder a witness.

08/29/2014

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Gang Members Hit With Racketeering, Murder Charges

Federal prosecutors said the gang’s violent crimes are numerous, including allegations they regularly moved hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs and killed at least two people.

08/22/2014

Maher Abuhabsah (Top Left), Robert Panozzo Sr. (Top Middle), Robert Panozzo Jr. (Top Right),  Mairia Koroluck (Bottom Left) and Paul Koroluck (Bottom Right) (Photos From State's Attorney's office.)

Members Of ‘P-K’ Street Crew Charged After Racketeering Investigation

Five people are facing Super Class X Felony charges following a nearly year-long racketeering investigation into the alleged misdeeds of a West Side organized crime street crew, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/19/2014

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East Chicago Man Wants Murder Conviction Tossed

An East Chicago Imperial Gangsters member says his racketeering and murder conviction should be tossed partly because he thinks one of his jurors has ties to a rival gang.

06/10/2014

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East Chicago Gang Member Doesn’t Want To Delay Murder Trial

Juan Briseno was set to go on trial on April 7 on charges of racketeering, murdering six people and trying to murder four others. However, his attorneys filed a motion in January, asking to delay that trial until September.

02/18/2014

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Man Accused Of Six Murders Wants To Delay Trial

According to a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Hammond, Ind., attorneys for Juan Briseno say they are still going through evidence turned over by federal attorneys and will not be ready to start by the scheduled trial date of April 7.

02/04/2014

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‘Joey The Clown’ Lombardo Claims ‘Elder Abuse’ In NC Prison

Wisecracking Chicago Outfit killer Joseph “Joey the Clown” Lombardo claims he is being subjected to “elder abuse” as a result of being placed in solitary confinement last year in a North Carolina federal prison.

01/21/2014

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Latin Kings Leader Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison

Before his sentence was handed down, Alexander Vargas, 35, expressed remorse for his actions with the Latin Kings.

11/08/2013

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Feds Announce Charges Against Gang Members

The incoming U.S. attorney for Chicago faces increasing pressure to help make streets safer, rather than go after crooked politicians.

09/26/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty In Imperial Gangsters Racketeering Case

Another East Chicago man pleaded guilty to taking part in the racketeering conspiracy by the Imperial Gangsters’ drug trafficking operation.

09/14/2013

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Reputed Mobster ‘The Large Guy’ Gets 25 Years

A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a reputed mob boss to 25 years in prison.

02/08/2012

Reputed mobster Arthur "The Genius" Rachel and one of his attorneys enters the Dirksen Federal Building for his bench trial for plotting a series of robberies with two other elderly mobsters. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Mob Thief Arthur Rachel Convicted Of Plotting Heists

An elderly mob thief has been convicted of racketeering charges for plotting a series of robberies with two other geriatric mobsters, who had already pleaded guilty to helping plan the heists.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Reputed mobsters Robert Pullia (left) and Jerry Scalise (right) enter the Dirksen Federal Building before pleading guilty to planning a series of robberies on Jan. 18, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Mobsters Plead Guilty To Planning Heists

Two elderly reputed mobsters raised the white flag on Wednesday as they were set to go on trial, pleading guilty to a series of planned robberies.

CBS 2–01/18/2012

Rod Blagojevich (credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Judge Drops 3 Of 23 Counts Against Blagojevich

A federal judge dropped two racketeering charges and a wire fraud count against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday, a day after prosecutors sought to have the charges dropped.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2011

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Jury Gets Mob Case

Jurors began deliberating in the six-week trial of Michael “The Large Guy” Sarno and four co-defendants.

12/20/2010

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Closing Arguments Under Way In Chicago Mob Trial

Closing arguments are under way in the federal racketeering trial of a reputed Chicago mob boss and his alleged crew.

12/17/2010

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Gang Members Will Plead To Racketeering

Two Latin Kings gang members will plead guilty to one count of racketeering, with one of them accepting responsibility for two 2007 shooting deaths in Griffith, Ind.

10/23/2010