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updated 1:52 PM UTC, Aug 19, 2017

Chicago Gang Member Pleads Innocent

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(7/11/13) A Chicago gang member has pleaded innocent to federal drug charges, after he was arrested in La Crosse in April.

The F-B-I and local officers apprehended 50-year-old Walter Blackman during a raid at a house in La Crosse. Officials have refused to say why he was in western Wisconsin at the time. Reports say Blackman is a high-ranking member of the Black Disciples gang in Chicago. Prosecutors charged him selling cocaine in January of 2012, selling heroin the following month, and possessing a stolen handgun last December. The La Crosse Tribune said Blackman was among 17 Black Disciples arrested with the help of informants, wiretaps, and other surveillance. The paper said a rival gang member was paid over 100-thousand dollars for helping out with the investigation.

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