Some Get “Life” in La Cosa Nostra Trial - II
June 5, 2009
A long investigation and a long trial. At the Chicago FBI office, Cynthia Yates says it was all about the La Cosa Nostra (LCN), or mob.”
Mr. Schiff: A long investigation and a long trial. At the Chicago FBI office, Cynthia Yates says it was all about the La Cosa Nostra (LCN), or mob.”
Ms. Yates: "It was actually an eight-year investigation that began in 1999. The trial began in 2007, and it lasted for five months. Three of the defendants died of natural causes before this trial began; six pled guilty, and five went on to trial or were convicted.”
Mr. Schiff: Yates says that there were more than LCN members.
Ms. Yates: "Two of the defendants in this case were actually local law enforcement officers—one being a Chicago police officer and the other a Cook County Deputy Sheriff.”
Mr. Schiff: Yates says racketeering and a lot of murders were at the hands of the guilty.
Ms. Yates: "They were all charged with racketeering, and some of those defendants were blamed for about 18 unsolved gangland slayings.”
Mr. Schiff: The case was called “Family Secrets.” Learn more about the FBI’s investigations of organized crime on the Internet at FBI.gov. I’m Neal Schiff of the Bureau, and that’s the FBI’s Closed Case of the Week.”
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