In opposing bail for defendants Samuel Volpendesto and Mark Polchan
, prosecutors alleged that the mob ordered the bombing of a video and vending machine business because it "was in competition with Outfit-run gambling operations."
A lawyer for both Volpendesto
, 84, of Oak Brook and Polchan
, 41, of Justice has denied either has connections to the Outfit or the Outlaws.
...A cooperating government witness told authorities that Polchan was a ranking Outlaws member.
According to the government filing, Polchan
has a tattoo on one arm that says "GFOD," which prosecutors said stands for "God Forgives, Outlaws Don't."
During last week's raid, authorities said they recovered a switchblade, a stun gun, police badges and a bulletproof vest from Polchan's
pawn business and a live hand grenade from his
Prosecutors said Polchan
is responsible for dozens of robberies and burglaries, some of which resulted in the stabbings and shootings of innocent people.