By Gangsters Inc. Editors
Six men affiliated with the O-Block street gang were convicted in Chicago on Wednesday on racketeering offenses that included the murder of Carlton Weekly, a Chicago rapper also known as “FBG Duck.”
A federal jury found that the defendants participated in a criminal organization that engaged in violence to protect the gang’s perceived territories on the South Side of Chicago. The O-Block gang publicly claimed responsibility for their violence and used social media and music to increase their criminal enterprise.
Murdering rap artist FBG Duck
The men were found guilty of conspiring to murder rapper Carlton “FBG Duck” Weekly (photo above) in order to maintain and increase their positions in the gang. Weekly was fatally shot on August 4, 2020, while shopping in Chicago.
Convicted of committing murder in aid of racketeering are Chicago residents CHARLES LIGGINS, 32, KENNETH ROBERSON, 30, TACARLOS OFFERD, 32, CHRISTOPHER THOMAS, 24, MARCUS SMART, 25, and RALPH TURPIN, 34.
The jury returned its verdicts after a three-month trial in U.S. District Court in Chicago. The convictions carry mandatory sentences of life in federal prison. Sentencing is scheduled for August and September 2024.
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