Thursday, February 9, 2012

Reputed Chicago Mobster Michael Sarno Sentenced To 25 Years

Annie Sweeney at the Chicago Tribune writes about an interesting mob trial in Chicago. 

A decorated World War II veteran-turned-bombmaker in his 80s. His quirky, impulsive son, a former trick bicyclist who stole more than $1 million in jewelry heists. A thick-armed, tattooed Outlaw biker and pawnshop owner who fenced the ill-gotten goods. A businessman, now so sickly he leans on a cane, who oversaw illegal video poker machines.

AndMichael "The Large Guy" Sarno, who brought the most important contribution: power and control over a slice of Chicago's lucrative but dangerous organized-crime territory as a reputed longtime Chicago Outfit figure.

Together they emerged as a thuggish, if outlandish, street crew that robbed, skimmed and ultimately bombed its way to illegal profits, prosecutors say.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:,0,3744853.story

You can also read my piece on the Chicago mob via the below link:

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