Federal law enforcement officials say they are charging five Chicago street gang operatives with racketeering in the 2020 Oak Street hit on Carlton Weekly, a popular rapper known as FBG Duck, who was said to have been shopping for a birthday present for his son when he was cut down in a mob-style attack.
Now, the feds are using a law first aimed at mobsters to prosecute the five.
On Aug. 4, 2020 it looked like an old-time Outfit attack on Chicago’s Oak Street: two attack cars, four shooters and a hail of bullets. But, the target wasn’t a 1930s gangster. He was a new millennium rapper: FBG Duck. Investigators and city officials say he was a gang member whose videos had irked members of a rival gang. Five of the alleged rival gang members stand charged with his killing under the RICO statute: the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. In 1970, that law was created to help dismantle traditional organized crime.