Thursday, March 09, 2017

Chicago gang leader who rec'd $25 million wrongful imprisonment settlement headed back to prison

For the second straight post I am returning to a League of Shadows quote.

"The League of Shadows has been a check against human corruption for thousands of years. We sacked Rome, loaded trade ships with plague rats, burned London to the ground. Every time a civilization reaches the pinnacle of its decadence, we return to restore the balance." Ra's al Ghul in Batman Begins..

From the Chicago Tribune:
The gang leader who blew his multimillion-dollar settlement from his wrongful conviction lawsuit by using the money to rejuvenate the Simon City Royals was sentenced Thursday to a little more than nine years in prison for a brazen daylight shooting on Chicago's Northwest Side.

A federal judge imposed the nine-year, two-month sentence after prosecutors played a graphic video for the first time publicly showing Thaddeus Jimenez calmly shoot an ex-gang member in both thighs as he cruised the Irving Park neighborhood in his Mercedes convertible on a muggy morning in the summer of 2015.

Jimenez's cohort Jose Roman, who recorded the shooting from the front passenger seat of the Mercedes with his iPhone, was sentenced to a little more than seven years in prison after his attorney portrayed him as "more of a hanger-on" because of Jimenez's money.
After the huge jury award came in, nearly half went to Jimenez's civil attorneys, but instead of building a new life, he used the windfall to rejuvenate his old gang, buying guns and fancy cars, throwing lavish drug-fueled parties and paying bonds to free associates facing criminal charges from jail. Jimenez quickly began burning through his share.

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