Steven Mandell

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Trial Begins For Ex-Cop In Twisted Torture-Murder Plot

Former Chicago cop Steve Mandell and the key government witness who helped set him up are due to face each other across a packed courtroom Tuesday on the first day of what’s likely to be one of the wildest federal court cases Chicago has seen in years

02/11/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Ex-Cop Says Recorded Conversation About Torture-Murder Was All Talk

Steve Mandell admitted he could be heard on audio tapes talking about killing, draining the blood and even dismembering one of the men he says he was hired to investigate. But it was all talk, he told jurors.

01/09/2014

Steven Mandell, left, and Gary Engel are accused of a kidnapping-ransom-murder plot. Here the two are seen in old mugshots. (CBS)

Two Ex-Cops — One A Former Death Row Inmate — Charged In Extortion, Murder Plot

Two former police officers, one from Chicago and the other from the western suburbs, were arrested Thursday night and charged with a plot to abduct, extort, murder and dismember a person they thought had access to large amounts of cash from commercial real estate holdings.

10/26/2012