Raymond Shrimp Boy Chow took the stand in his racketeering trial Monday to proclaim his innocence and to deny he had anything to do with the two murders of rivals, reports SF Gate.
“I did not kill Allen Leung. I did not order killing Allen Leung,” Chow shouted from the witness stand.
Prosecutors said Chow killed the then leader of the Ghee Kung Tong and then took it over to run as a criminal enterprise.
“I did not order or talk about killing him. I am innocent of that, and that’s a fact.”
Chow is also accused of arranging the murder of Jim Tat Kong who was killed in Mendocino in Northern California in 2013.
The defendant says he has been crime-free since being freed from prison on racketeering charges in 2003. He said he had decided to live a law abiding life after three days of meditation at the beach in San Francisco.
Chow talked about the volunteer work he has done in the community and his outreach to troubled youth. He was the first defense witness after five weeks of prosecution testimony.
You can read about how he feels that the FBI broke its promise that it would give him a new identity and put him under witness protection in SF Gate.