LONG ARM OF THE OUTLAW

LARRY HOOVER IS CONVICTED OF RUNNING THE COUNTRY'S BIGGEST STREET GANG--FROM PRISON

Nothing can hurt the duck but its bill," Larry Hoover liked to tell members of his gang. The parable--one of many bits of wisdom the leader of the largest street gang in the U.S. was fond of imparting to his followers--implied that a duck is safe so long as it doesn't open its mouth and start making noise. It was a sound precept. And one that "the Chairman," as he is known, no doubt reflected upon during the eight weeks he spent in a Chicago federal courtroom watching the jury listen to secretly recorded conversations through which he ran his drug...

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