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Telly Hankton's racketeering trial resumes in federal court

Telly Hankton (Fox 8 Photo) Telly Hankton (Fox 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Week two of the racketeering trial for accused Central City crime leader Telly Hankton resumes in federal court this morning.

Investigators say Hankton is the ringleader of a deep-rooted crime organization that has operated in the Uptown and Central City areas for 20 years.

He's already serving a life sentence for a state murder conviction.

To convict Hankton on the racketeering charges, the prosecution needs to prove that Hankton’s gang, and all the criminal activity they are accused of, shows a pattern of behavior that furthers a criminal enterprise.

The trial resumes at 9 a.m. in federal court.

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