Accused Four Corner Hustlers chief takes stand after feds rest in racketeering trial

Accused Four Corner Hustlers chief takes stand after feds rest in racketeering trial
Labar “Bro Man” Spann is accused of participating in all six slayings, including the June 2003 murder of Latin Kings gangster Rudy “Kato” Rangel, whose death inspired the track “A ‘Yo Kato” by rapper DMX. Photo credit 2010 Mugshot

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The reputed chief of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang took the witness stand Tuesday after federal prosecutors rested their case in his lengthy racketeering trial, signaling a potential early end to a trial that has already lasted more than a month.

Labar “Bro Man” Spann talked to jurors about his life from early childhood to a youth spent amid the city’s street gangs, leading all the way up to the June 1, 1999, shooting that left him paralyzed and in a wheelchair.

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