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Friday, September 28, 2007


Jury convicts three aging mobsters in 10 murders

Chicago - A federal jury held three aging mobsters responsible for 10 murders Thursday after an extraordinary trial that included colorful witnesses who exposed the seedy inner workings of organized crime in Chicago.

Jurors deadlocked on blame for eight other murders after eight days of deliberations in one of the biggest mob trials in the city's history.

Frank Calabrese, Sr., 70; Joseph "Joey the Clown" Lombardo, 78; and James Marcello, 65, were held responsible for murder, raising the maximum sentence each faces to life. Jurors deadlocked on a fourth defendant, Paul Shiro, 70.

Associated Press

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


The jury is still out to decide the fate of convicted mobsters in the Chicago Outfit trial dubbed Family Secrets. "Joey the Clown" Lombardo, Frank Calabrese, Sr. and others could get life in prison for, among other crimes, multiple murders. In this case "greatest hits" doesn't refer to songs topping the music charts.

Stay tuned for the final verdict due out any time.