SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — The trial of a man charged with murder and racketeering in an organized crime investigation centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown is headed to a jury.
U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer sent the case against Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow to jurors on Tuesday after closing arguments.READ MORE: UPDATE: 1st U.S. Case Of COVID Omicron Variant Confirmed In San Francisco
Prosecutors have said Chow took over a Chinese fraternal group with criminal ties after having its previous leader killed and ran an enterprise that engaged in drug trafficking, money laundering and the sale of stolen cigarettes and alcohol.READ MORE: Facebook Uncovers Massive Network To Spread COVID Misinformation
He also is charged with conspiring to kill another gang rival.
The defense maintains Chow is innocent and that the government failed to prove its case.MORE NEWS: Trevor Noah To Host 'The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards' On CBS
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