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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Feb 27, 2012

The third week of testimony began today in the trial of two cousins in Memphis who are charged with drug trafficking, murder and money laundering. Because they are also charged with racketeering under a federal law designed to decimate the Mafia, much testimony has focused on crimes of the organization as a whole, not just on the alleged roles of the cousins. Security for the trial has been heightened, with court officials shielding jurors' identities and manning extra checkpoints. Armed U.S. Marshals pick jurors up daily from a secret location and escort them to and from the Memphis courthouse. Follow it in the Commercial Appeal.