Friends of Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow lined up to tell a judge how the one time Chinatown gang leader has turned his life around, reports the SF Chronicle.
But the judge didn’t buy it, and in the end denied bail for Chow who is facing charges of laundering more than two million dollars and for selling stolen liquor and cigarettes.
“There is more than clear and convincing evidence that Mr. Chow would pose a danger to the community” U.S. Magistrate Nathanael Cousins said. Defense lawyers vowed to appeal the denial.
“He’s not a danger to the community. He does nothing but community work to help better the community,” said Nick Lee, who has known Chow for 3 1/2 years.
You can read more about what his friends said about him in the SF Chronicle.