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Latin Kings drug, murder conspiracy defendant sentenced to 25 years

HAMMOND | An Illinois man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison Friday for his role in a sweeping Latin Kings street gang, drug and murder conspiracy case involving more than 20 defendants.

May 10, 2013 7:45 pm
Author of federal act used to prosecute former E.C. mayor explains RICO's power

Author of federal act used to prosecute former E.C. mayor explains RICO's power

CROWN POINT | The public's first reaction to government corruption is usually a demand to throw some elected rascal behind bars.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Professor's law schools E.C. on why corruption doesn't pay

Professor's law schools E.C. on why corruption doesn't pay

East Chicago has been an icon of public corruption because it has too many residents in desperate need of city services and too few political parties in charge, a Notre Dame professor all too familiar with the Twin Cities recently observed.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am

Retired Chicago cop charged with working for drug dealers

CHICAGO | A retired Chicago police officer was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents last week after he and nine other defendants were charged in a federal racketeering conspiracy indictment, alleging acts of murder, kidnapping, robbery, narcotics distribution and obstruction of…

November 22, 2010 2:22 pm

Former Sox scout pleads not guilty

CHICAGO | A former scout for the Chicago White Sox has pleaded not guilty to accepting kickbacks — totaling about $400,000 — from signing bonuses and contract buyouts paid to secure 23 prospective players between December 2004 and February 2008.

November 20, 2010 12:00 am
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