3 guilty of murder in Chicago mob trial

CHICAGO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- James Marcello, reputed head of the Chicago Outfit, was convicted Thursday of ordering the killing of the head of the Las Vegas Mafia and his brother.

The jury in the federal Family Secrets Trial found another defendant, Frank Calabrese, guilty of a total of seven murders, while Joey “The Clown” Lombardo was convicted of one, The Chicago Tribune reported. Jurors deadlocked on the murder charge against a fourth defendant, Paul “the Indian” Schiro, as well as six additional homicide charges against Calabrese and one against Marcello.


The second round of deliberations in the trial lasted for eight days. On Sept. 18, all four and former Chicago Police Officer Anthony Doyle were convicted of racketeering.

Marcello, Calabrese and Lombardo face life sentences.

Jurors found that Marcello was responsible for killing Anthony Spilotro. The Las Vegas mob boss and his brother were buried in a cornfield in Indiana.

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