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Crime Round-Up

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 7, 2008 10:45PM


The jury in alleged mobster Anthony Calabrese's trial may hear an audio tape of him beating the living the shit out of someone, even though he's on trial for armed robbery. The Sun-Times got ahold of a transcript of the tape, and it really reads like a scene right out of The Sopranos. Except the curses are blacked out. [S-T]

An assistant chief investigator for the Inspector General was caught shoplifting about $100 worth of products from Whole Foods this weekend. Tracy Buckle has worked for the office whose mission it is to "root out corruption, waste, and mismanagement" since 1994. [Trib]

Diana Thames's trial began today, with prosecutors saying she "filleted" her best friend in 2005. Thames's attorneys say she is not strong enough to have inflicted the 62 stab wounds—some severe enough to break the kitchen knife the murderer used—that killed Cindy Wolosick of Palatine. [Trib, Daily Herald]

Two people were found shot to death in their Villa Park house this morning. Police are looking for Artur Shehu, a 33-year-old who may be driving a white cab. [CBS 2]