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Government Proffer Details Mob Business


The Chicago Tribune says prosecution documents unsealed yesterday reveal the “gritty business” of the Chicago mob as it shook down businesses, made juice loans, ran gambling rings and ordered hits on enemies.

Ruling on a motion filed by the newspaper, U.S. District Judge James Zagel of Chicago ordered the document released yesterday, with redactions of witnesses’ names.

The “Family Secrets” conspiracy case against Joey “the Clown” Lombardo and 10 others is expected to begin in the next two months.

Lombardo’s lawyer says a former hit man who is expected to testify in the case was once found not credible by a federal judge.

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