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New Book Delves Into Family Secrets Mob Trial

The jury is continuing to deliberate in the trial of a deputy U.S. marshal accused of leaking the identity of a key witness to the mob. Big mob trials are rare in Chicago. That's because no one would acknowledge that the organization even existed. But last summer, men inside the Outfit told a jury what they knew about their fellow mobsters' crimes. The stories and personalities that made up this landmark trial are captured in the new book Family Secrets: The Case That Crippled the Chicago Mob by Chicago Tribune reporter Jeff Coen. Coen says the whole thing came down to two members of the same family: Nick Calabrese, and his nephew Frank Jr.

Chicago Sun-Times reporter Steve Warmbir also followed the trial and posted photos of those involved in the case. Check out his Flickr page for pics and court documents.

Music Button: Jay Farrar, "Dark Early", from the CD The Slaughter Rule: Original Soundtrack, (Bloodshot records) 

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