CHICAGO – Jurors in Chicago have convicted a reputed mobster and four members of his alleged crew of orchestrating the bombing of a video gaming company's offices.
Michael "The Large Guy" Sarno and his four co-defendants were convicted Wednesday of racketeering and illegal gambling. Jurors had been deliberating since Monday.
Prosecutors said Sarno and his crew wanted to send a message to C&S Coin Operated Amusements not to encroach on Sarno's turf. They say Sarno ran a video poker operation on Chicago's south side and suburbs.
So they say Sarno gave the order, and the video game distributor's offices in Berwyn were bombed in 2003.
Sarno and the others had pleaded not guilty.
The Chicago Tribune reports that jurors had asked for guidance on jury instructions earlier in the day Wednesday.