Convicted Bay area crime boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow will have to wait a little while longer to learn his ultimate fate.
Although he claimed to be a changed man after coming from his last prison sentence for racketeering, he was found guilty in January on charges of “conspiracy to operate a century-old community organization as a racketeering enterprise, murdering its previous leader, conspiring to try to murder another rival, five counts of dealing in stolen liquor and cigarettes, and 154 counts of money-laundering.” The FBI had been watching Chow and his associates for five years.
Chow, 56, was set to be sentenced Wednesday, but U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said he would wait until after Chow’s lawyers have made several pending motions. Those motions are due on April 15, but Breyer left the new sentencing date open.
The feds “are inclined” to try Michael Mei, Rinn Roeun, Barry House, Tina Liang, Jane Liang, Bryan Tilton, Ming Ma and Hon So in unison, for trafficking firearms and other crimes at the behest of Shrimp Boy. Their trial date is scheduled for September 12.
Andy Li, Joe Chanthavong, Albert Nhingsavath and Norge Mastrangelo all made plea deals with the government. They are scheduled to be sentenced on June 29