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FBI: Fugitive cop caught 14 years after skipping RICO trial – Chicago Sun

Eddie C. Hicks has been due in court ever since June 9, 2003.

That’s when the feds planned to put the former Chicago police sergeant on trial for allegedly leading a rip-off crew in the 1990s that shook down drug dealers for cash, drugs and guns using bogus search warrants supposedly signed by a Cook County judge.

Hicks skipped town instead, leaving his co-defendants to face stiff sentences while he went on the lam. But now — 14 years later — the 68-year-old has been arrested in Detroit and is headed back to Chicago in federal custody, the FBI has announced.

A judge here revoked the bond of the 30-year CPD veteran in 2003.

Defense attorney Joseph “The Shark” Lopez represented one of Hicks’ co-defendants, Lawrence Knitter, a former CPD mechanic already out of prison after being handed a nine-year prison sentence in 2005. Lopez said he spoke to Knitter after learning of Hicks’

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Illinois man who made FBI’s ‘Ten Most Wanted’ list now back in Chicago – Chicago Sun

An Illinois man wanted for the 2009 murder of a 15-year-old boy who was beaten, shot and set on fire on his way to a birthday party because he wouldn’t “throw up a crown” for the Latin Kings was placed into Chicago Police custody Sunday night.

The FBI announced it had captured 29-year-old Luis Macedo, who has been on the run for eight years, Sunday afternoon. He was turned over to Chicago Police about 8:45 p.m. Sunday evening upon his arrival at O’Hare International Airport.

Last year, then-FBI Director James Comey announced in Chicago that Macedo had been added to the agency’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list. The FBI also announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

A pack of gang members pummeled Alex Arellano with baseball bats, ran him over with a car, shot him in the head and even set the boy on fire in May 2009 on

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Illinois man who made FBI’s ‘Ten Most Wanted’ list now back in … – Chicago Sun

An Illinois man wanted for the 2009 murder of a 15-year-old boy who was beaten, shot and set on fire on his way to a birthday party because he wouldn’t “throw up a crown” for the Latin Kings was placed into Chicago Police custody Sunday night.

The FBI announced it had captured 29-year-old Luis Macedo, who has been on the run for eight years, Sunday afternoon. He was turned over to Chicago Police about 8:45 p.m. Sunday evening upon his arrival at O’Hare International Airport.

Last year, then-FBI Director James Comey announced in Chicago that Macedo had been added to the agency’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list. The FBI also announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

A pack of gang members pummeled Alex Arellano with baseball bats, ran him over with a car, shot him in the head and even set the boy on fire in May 2009 on

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Chicago-area man on FBI most-wanted list arrested in Mexico

CHICAGO — Authorities say a Chicago-area man who was on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list and is wanted in the 2009 killing of a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Mexico.

The FBI office in Chicago says Mexican federal immigration officers arrested 29-year-old Luis Macedo on Saturday without incident. 

Macedo has been on the most-wanted list since May 2016. He’s currently in FBI custody and will be turned over to local authorities when he arrives in Chicago.

Macedo was wanted in the death of Alex Arellano, who was beaten, shot and set on fire by alleged members of the Latin Kings street gang. 

Chicago-area man on FBI most-wanted list arrested in Mexico

Authorities say a Chicago-area man who was on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list and is wanted in the 2009 killing of a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Mexico.

The FBI office in Chicago says Mexican federal immigration officers arrested 29-year-old Luis Macedo on Saturday without incident. Macedo has been on the most-wanted list since May 2016. He’s currently in FBI custody and will be turned over to local authorities when he arrives in Chicago.

Authorities say Macedo is wanted in the death of Alex Arellano who was beaten, shot and set on fire by alleged member of the Latin Kings street gang. Macedo’s last-known address was in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn. He was charged in July 2009 with first-degree murder. A federal arrest warrant was issued in May 2010.

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Chicago-area man on FBI most-wanted list arrested in Mexico

Authorities say a Chicago-area man who was on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list and is wanted in the 2009 killing of a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Mexico.

The FBI office in Chicago says Mexican federal immigration officers arrested 29-year-old Luis Macedo on Saturday without incident. Macedo has been on the most-wanted list since May 2016. He’s currently in FBI custody and will be turned over to local authorities when he arrives in Chicago.

Authorities say Macedo is wanted in the death of Alex Arellano who was beaten, shot and set on fire by alleged member of the Latin Kings street gang. Macedo’s last-known address was in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn. He was charged in July 2009 with first-degree murder. A federal arrest warrant was issued in May 2010.

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Chicago PD, ATF team up to stop spread of illegal guns

(CNN) — The Chicago Police Department and Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will announce Friday a new task force aimed at decreasing the spread of illegal guns throughout the Windy City.

The team will consist of Chicago police officers, federal agents, Illinois state troopers, intelligence analysts and state and federal prosecutors.

“This new strike force will significantly help our police officers stem the flow of illegal guns and create a culture of accountability for the small subset of individuals and gangs who disproportionally drive violence in our city,” said Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday to tout federal involvement.

“Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year,” he tweeted.

The President threatened to send in help early in his administration after months of campaigning against crime in Chicago

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Chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violence


Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at “epidemic proportions.”

Trump’s remark on Twitter came ahead of an announcement by Chicago police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about the formation of the Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office acknowledged that an additional 20 ATF agents have been sent to Chicago.

State police, intelligence analysts and state and federal prosecutors will target illegal guns and repeat gun offenders, Chicago police said. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a statement Thursday night that “we are foundationally changing the way we fight crime in Chicago.”

Trump tweeted Friday morning that “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions

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One of FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted to Arrive in Chicago

Nearly two decades after killing a woman while he was free on bond for brutally assaulting another, a man who was on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted list was expected to arrive in Chicago on Tuesday to face charges, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Fidel Urbina, 41, had been on the run since March 1998 before Mexican federal authorities arrested him last September outside the town of Valle de Zaragoza in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, according to the FBI.

Urbina, whose last known address was in the 2100 block of South Fairfield, had been held there pending extradition. He was expected to land in Chicago on Tuesday night and to appear in Cook County criminal court on Wednesday.

Urbina was arrested in March 1998 and charged with kidnapping, beating and sexually assaulting a woman in Chicago. After posting bond ahead of trial for that crime, he then

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Court date in Chicago for FBI Most Wanted fugitive | WGN-TV – WGN


One of the FBIs ten most-wanted fugitives will appear in a Chicago courtroom today.

Fidel Urbina lived in Little Village; but he fled the country 17 years ago after he was identified as a suspect in the 1998 rape and strangulation murder of Gabriela Torres.

He’s also a suspect in the kidnapping and rape of a waitress.

He was arrested in Mexico last September; he spent the last seven months in a federal prison in Mexico City, awaiting extradition back to Chicago.

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