Ex-Cop, Four Others Guilty Of Conspiracy To Distribute CocaineA former Chicago Police officer and four co-defendants were convicted Tuesday of various charges in a federal case that involved allegations of murder, robbery and kidnapping -- and even provided a glimpse into City Hall’s zoning politics.
Drug Dealer Assumed He Was Bribing BurkeAn admitted drug trafficker assumed the $15,000 he allegedly paid two attorneys more than a decade ago was used in part to pay bribes to Ald. Ed Burke (14th) and others to get the zoning on his Southwest Side property changed to build apartments, according to a motion by federal prosecutors.
Grandmother Recalls Kidnapping That Granddaughter Helped OrchestrateTestimony in a federal drug conspiracy trial this week detailed a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme orchestrated by the victim's granddaughter.
Reputed Drug Kingpin Got City BreakTo one of Chicago’s most powerful politicians, Saul Rodriguez was just another young real-estate developer. It turned out he was also a reputed narcotics trafficker.