Betty Loren-Maltese

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MITCHELL MARS, 55

Mob prosecutor

Federal prosecutor Mitchell A. Mars, who sent Joseph "Joey the Clown" Lombardo and other big-name mobsters to prison, died Tuesday.

He had been battling lung cancer since shortly after last year's Operation Family Secrets trial, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago said. The trial ended in September with the conviction of Lombardo and other top organized crime figures.

Mr. Mars led the organized crime unit in the U.S. attorney's office for 15 years and won convictions against mobsters Albert Tocco and Rocky Infelice, Cicero town President Betty Loren-Maltese and others.

Mr. Mars was a Chicago native and graduated...

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