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.
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