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.
Chicago Cop Convicted Of Perjury, 2 Others AcquittedChicago Police Officer William Pruente was convicted of perjury, official misconduct and obstruction of justice.
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.
Former Top Cop Escalante Testifies At Federal Civil TrialRefugio Ruiz-Cortez has taken to trial his 2011 lawsuit against ex-Chicago cop Glenn Lewellen, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for a lengthy drug conspiracy.
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.
Ex-El Rukn Killer Denies Testimony That Aided City Led To FreedomA former El Rukn general and killer suspected of hatching a secret deal for early release testified Monday that “there wasn’t nothing in it” for him when he helped the city of Chicago defend a lawsuit brought by a man he was once convicted beside.
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.
Chicago Police Officer On Trial In Off-Duty Shooting IncidentChicago Police Officer John Gorman, 54, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm.
Judge Predicts Terrorism Suspect May Not See Trial Until 2018With authorities making little progress in their attempt to restore a terrorism suspect’s mental competency, a federal judge predicted Wednesday he may not go on trial until 2018.
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.