‘Shrimp Boy’ to be sentenced to life in Chinatown crime case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A one-time gang tough nicknamed “Shrimp Boy” who insisted he had changed his ways but was hounded by federal investigators is set to be sentenced to life in prison, following his conviction on racketeering, murder and scores of other charges.

U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer is scheduled to sentence Raymond Chow on Thursday. Chow’s prosecution was part of a major organized crime investigation in San Francisco’s Chinatown that also brought down a state senator.

Prosecutors say Chow killed a rival in 2006 and took over a Chinese fraternal group that had members that engaged in drug trafficking, money laundering and the sale of stolen cigarettes and top-shelf liquor such as Johnny Walker Blue Label and Hennessey XO.

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