Monday, February 11, 2013

Drugs, Guns And Tapes In The Kaboni Savage Philadelphia Drug Kingpin Trial

Veteran organized crime reporter George Anastasia is covering the Kaboni Savage drug kingpin trial in Philadelphia for

Drugs, guns and tapes....lots of tapes.

That's been the story thus far in the racketeering-murder trial of North Philadelphia drug kingpin Kaboni Savage and three co-defendants.

The trial resumed this morning as it had ended last week with FBI Agent Kevin Lewis on the witness stand. Lewis and his partner, Philadelphia Police Detective Tom Zielinski, have spearheaded the Savage investigation for more than a decade. They are two of the principal players in a bloody drama that prosecutors began presenting to a jury in U.S. District Court last week.

Savage and two of his co-defendants face possible death sentences if convicted. The case lists 12 murders, including the October 2004 firebombing of a North Sixth Street rowhouse in which two women and four children were killed.
In many ways the trial offers a look at the volatile and violent drug underworld, a world where alliances constantly shift, where treachery is common place and where money and guns are in abundance.

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