Steven Mandell

Trial Begins For Ex-Cop In Twisted Torture-Murder PlotFormer 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
Ex-Cop Says Recorded Conversation About Torture-Murder Was All TalkSteve 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.
Two Ex-Cops -- One A Former Death Row Inmate -- Charged In Extortion, Murder PlotTwo 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.