A federal jury in Chicago, IL has convicted six degenerates from the Hobos gang on racketeering charges as reported by the Sun-Times: "prosecutors have previously tied the gang to as many as nine killings."
A federal judge in Philadelphia, PA has sentenced one-time congressman Chaka Fattah to a decade behind bars following his corruption conviction last June as reported by Politico: "the long-running criminal scheme was related to paying back a loan from Fattah's unsuccessful run for Philadelphia mayor in 2007." The judge went easy on the dirtbag. Federal prosecutors and the Justice Department wanted Fattah to serve between 17 and 21 years in the pokey. The crooked politician's deadbeat son Chaka Fattah Jr. currently is serving a five-year sentence on his unrelated conviction for stealing money intended for city schools to cover his gambling debts.
Eleven suspected members from street gang 6 Mile Chedda Grove in Detroit, MI have been indicted on racketeering charges for their various alleged roles in trafficking drugs and murdering rivals as reported by the Detroit News: "the indictment draws heavily on social media to make its case, citing videos that members allegedly posted on YouTube and even the captions of photos uploaded to Facebook."
Leonard Falzone, a one-time union boss for Laborers Local 210 in Buffalo, NY who was convicted in 1994 on racketeering charges for running a loanshark ring, has died at 81 as reported by The Buffalo News:
"The vestiges of what once was an infamous era of organized crime are dissipating with the deaths of people like Leonard Falzone," said one former reporter who covered organized crime. "You can't deny the fact that he was a reputed insider in the Buffalo organized-crime family."