- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jurors reviewed more audio recordings on Thursday during their third day of deliberations in the racketeering and murder trial of a man charged in an organized crime probe in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

The jury heard additional conversations recorded by an undercover FBI agent who spearheaded the investigation of Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, including what prosecutors have said was a discussion about money laundering between the agent and an associate of Chow’s.

Prosecutors say Chow ordered the killing of the head of a Chinese fraternal organization with criminal ties, then ran it as a front for money laundering and other crimes.

The probe led to the indictment of more than two dozen people, including state Sen. Leland Yee, who pleaded guilty to a racketeering count in July.

Chow is also charged with conspiring to murder another rival.

He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Chow testified at the trial to dealing drugs and getting involved in a street gang, but he said he decided to renounce criminal activity after engaging in meditation.


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