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BlueJessamine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 10:42 AM
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U.S. marshal goes on trial for mob ties
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Once known as a tireless bloodhound who tracked down fugitive gang leaders, Deputy U.S. Marshal John T. Ambrose now faces years behind bars if he is convicted of betraying his oath and leaking secrets to the mob.

Ambrose, 50, is due to go on trial today for tipping off organized crime figures seven years ago that a so-called made member of the Chicago mob had switched sides and was now providing detailed information to federal prosecutors. Ambrose denies he ever broke the law.

"The feds are guaranteed to see this as the worst sort of treachery," says mob expert John Binder, author of The Chicago Outfit. "I don't think I'm overblowing it. They're going to see him the way the military sees a Benedict Arnold."

U.S. District Judge John F. Grady has ordered extraordinary security, including screens in the courtroom, to conceal the faces of key witnesses from spectators.



Read more: http://www.suntimes.com/news/mob/1523769,CST-NWS-ambros...
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