Family Secrets Trial
- A federal judge in Chicago unsealed the prosecution's plans Thursday in the upcoming trial known as Operation Family Secrets. It reads like a crime syndicate novel, but government lawyers contend their plan for the prosecution of Chicago's top mobsters is strictly non-fiction. The day outfit boss Jimmy "The Man" Marcello got home from prison, Marcello had no idea that he had left something very important behind at the Milan, Michigan, penitentiary: his words, secretly recorded in jailhouse visits.
Government documents unsealed Thursday paint a vivid picture of how Marcello's alleged grip on illegal video gambling in suburban Chicago is just the latest chapter in the rich heritage of Chicago mob rackets.