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Chicago gang trial jury reaches verdicts

  • FILE - This undated file photo in a court filing provided by the United States Attorney's office in Chicago, shows Paris Poe's back tattoo that reads "The Earth Is Our Turf", and Hobo. Poe is one of six defendants on trial for racketeering and other charges are purported leaders of the widely feared Hobos, a South Side gang that federal prosecutors said murdered, maimed and tortured their way into control of some of Chicago's most lucrative drug markets. (United States Attorney's office in Chicago via AP file)

    FILE - This undated file photo in a court filing provided by the United States Attorney's office in Chicago, shows Paris Poe's back tattoo that reads "The Earth Is Our Turf", and Hobo. Poe is one of six defendants on trial for racketeering and other charges are purported leaders of the widely feared Hobos, a South Side gang that federal prosecutors said murdered, maimed and tortured their way into control of some of Chicago's most lucrative drug markets. (United States Attorney's office in Chicago via AP file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Violent Crimes Task Force, Chicago Division, shows Paris Poe. Poe is one of six defendants on trial for racketeering and other charges are purported leaders of the widely feared Hobos, a South Side gang that federal prosecutors said murdered, maimed and tortured their way into control of some of Chicago's most lucrative drug markets. (Violent Crimes Task Force, Chicago Division via AP File)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Violent Crimes Task Force, Chicago Division, shows Paris Poe. Poe is one of six defendants on trial for racketeering and other charges are purported leaders of the widely feared Hobos, a South Side gang that federal prosecutors said murdered, maimed and tortured their way into control of some of Chicago's most lucrative drug markets. (Violent Crimes Task Force, Chicago Division via AP File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated file photo in a court filing provided by the United States Attorney's office in Chicago, shows Paris Poe's back tattoo that reads "The Earth Is Our Turf", and Hobo. Poe is one of six defendants on trial for racketeering and other charges are purported leaders of the widely feared Hobos, a South Side gang that federal prosecutors said murdered, maimed and tortured their way into control of some of Chicago's most lucrative drug markets. (United States Attorney's office in Chicago via AP file)

    FILE - This undated file photo in a court filing provided by the United States Attorney's office in Chicago, shows Paris Poe's back tattoo that reads "The Earth Is Our Turf", and Hobo. Poe is one of six defendants on trial for racketeering and other charges are purported leaders of the widely feared Hobos, a South Side gang that federal prosecutors said murdered, maimed and tortured their way into control of some of Chicago's most lucrative drug markets. (United States Attorney's office in Chicago via AP file)  (The Associated Press)

Jurors have reached verdicts in a major Chicago federal trial of six Hobos street gang members.

Federal court spokeswoman Julie Hodek said the verdicts would be announced at 3 p.m. local time.

The verdicts followed a three-month trial of accused Hobos boss Gregory "Bowlegs" Chester, hitman Paris Poe and four others on charges of a racketeering conspiracy that included nine murders.

It comes at the end of a particularly bloody year in Chicago, where police blame gang rivalries for most of the 762 homicides. That's the most homicides in two decades.