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Chicago gang member gets 6 years for targeting government witnesses in social media post: ‘All rats must die’

A Chicago gang member was sentenced last week to six years in prison for retaliating against two witnesses cooperating with an investigation into his gang, going as far as messaging them on social media with, “All rats must die.”

Javion Bush, 23, pleaded guilty earlier this year to obstruction of justice after he posted an image to Facebook in 2021 that named two people who testified before a federal grand jury that was investigating his street gang, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday. 

Federal authorities had been investigating the gang for several years and convicted several associates and three gang leaders this summer for racketeering conspiracy. 

A jury found the gang was responsible for six murders on Chicago’s South Side. 

Louis Casiano is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to louis.casiano@fox.com.

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