On Friday a jury convicted Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow on 162 charges of racketeering and murder after a lengthy federal investigation into the Chinatown district of San Francisco. Prosecutors said that Chow ordered the killing of the head of a Chinese fraternal order, which he then took over. Investigators said that Chow used that organization as a front for drug trafficking, money laundering, and the sale of stolen cigarettes and alcohol. Chow testified that he did not arrange his predecessor’s death, but did admit he dealt drugs and was involved with a street gang. However, Chow testified, he had changed his ways after he started meditating.