Category: Midwest

Subject Of Upcoming Movie, Detroit’s ‘White Boy Rick’ Wershe Found Guilty In Controversial Drug Case 30 Years Ago

Former Detroit teenage drug dealer Richard (White Boy Rick) Wershe was convicted in state court 30 years ago this week and sentenced to life in prison under the now-defunct “650 Lifer Law,” following a week-long jury trial held amid a frenzy of media coverage and collection of pager-wearing, gold-chain draped dope boys filling Wayne County
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Death Penalty Sought In Federal Racketeering & Murder Case Against Seven Mile Bloods Chief, Detroit Rapper ‘Killa’ Arnold

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Michigan will seek the death penalty against Detroit street gang boss Billy (Killa) Arnold, who was arrested for a slew of federal racketeering offenses, including multiple homicides, almost two years ago. The last person to be sentenced to die in the state of Michigan was Marvin Gabrion, convicted in 2002
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Chicago Mafia Don Accardo Fulfilled Death Wish Towards Burglars Who Dared To Rob Him 40 Years Ago

Feeling disrespected and unappreciated, a rogue Chicago mob burglary crew robbed the suburban mansion of longtime Windy City Godfather Tony (the Big Tuna) Accardo 40 years ago this week, in the early morning hours of January 6, 1978. The fallout was swift and savage – a protégé of iconic Prohibition Era Outfit boss Al Capone,
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As New Year Dawns, Feds Renewing Fight Against Mafia In Chicago: Veteran Mobsters, Old Murders Getting Fresh Attention

Chicago mob leaders are in the FBI’s crosshairs to start 2018. Newly appointed Windy City FBI chief Jeff Sallet said as much in his introductory press conference back in November. “The Chicago Outfit, we haven’t forgotten about you,” said Sallet to a gathering of media members. Sallet, 48, is a superstar in federal law enforcement
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