Sunday, September 23, 2007

Partial Transcript of Witness Testimony Given to Chicago Mob Jury

The weekend has arrived and jurors in Chicago's biggest mob trial in years have gone home without determining individual responsibility, if any, of the defendants for the murders mentioned in the charges.

The jury has already found all five defendants guilty of taking part in a racketeering conspiracy that involved illegal gambling, loan sharking, extortion and a wave of 18 murders.

If the jurors find that any of 4 men are individually responsible for specific murders, those defendants will face a maximum of life in prison. The maximum sentence for racketeering conspiracy alone is 20 years.

The jurors went home today after getting Federal Judge James Zagel to agree to help them refresh their memories about witness testimony by sending them a portion of the transcript.

Zagel didn't reveal what portion of the written transcript of the 10-week trial the jurors had requested.

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