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Judge denies 'Shrimp Boy' bail in corruption case

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:43 p.m. HST, Jun 11, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO » A judge has denied bail to a key figure in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case in San Francisco.

U.S. Magistrate Nathanael Cousins turned down Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow's request to be released from jail on Wednesday. Several witnesses testified during a hearing that Chow has turned his life around since he was released early from prison for racketeering charges in 2003.

The 54-year-old Chow and State Sen. Leland Yee were among dozens arrested in March in an elaborate FBI sting targeting alleged organized crime in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Chow has pleaded not guilty after being charged with eight counts of money laundering, one count of conspiracy to sell stolen liquor, and one count of trafficking in illegal cigarettes.

Chow is the head of a Chinatown tong, which the FBI says is a front for organized crime.

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iwanaknow wrote:
Did he have any connections here in Hawaii?
on June 11,2014 | 04:16PM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
And this story is a lead story on SA online because..........?
on June 11,2014 | 06:35PM
HOSSANA wrote:
To: Iwanaknow & Surfer_Dude Ever heard of Norm Chow............
on June 11,2014 | 07:16PM
HOSSANA wrote:
Raymond Chow & Norm Chow....any connections!!!
on June 11,2014 | 07:18PM
GorillaSmith wrote:
And let's not forget Purina Dog Chow.
on June 11,2014 | 10:49PM
HOSSANA wrote:
ha..ha..ha..ha...dats da best one yet...ha..ha..ha...
on June 11,2014 | 11:52PM
HD36 wrote:
California prisons aren't filled with many Chinese, he better pay off the Mexicans for protection.
on June 11,2014 | 08:39PM
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