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Multitude of mob figures appear in Chicago court

February 7, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — You’ll need a scorecard to keep track of the Chicago mobsters lined up in front of federal judges in Chicago this week. reports Chuck Goudie ,abc7 news

If this was a horseracing wager, it would be a trifecta. Three men rooted in the mob, Scalise, Szaflarski and Sarno, a line-up that only sounds like a law firm–they are three men who were lawless, and that is why they were in federal criminal court Tuesday and one will be Wednesday.

We start with an outfit shakedown in the west suburbs that ended with a bomb blast. The bombed out west suburban business had been competing with a video poker company owned by mob boss Mike “the Large Guy” Sarno and run by Casey Szaflarski, seen Tuesday heading to his sentencing hearing.

Day after day, Szaflarski collected money from his gaming machines, which were placed in bars for illegal payouts to winners. For 10 years this is how Szaflarski earned his living, without reporting profits on his taxes.

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