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Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, the central figure in the high-profile case concerning the death of George Floyd, was violently attacked in prison by John Turscak, also known as ‘Stranger.’
Federal prosecutors confirmed the disturbing incident at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, where 52-year-old Turscak, armed with an improvised knife, inflicted 22 stab wounds upon Chauvin.
The quick action of correctional staff prevented a fatal conclusion, securing medical attention that was critical to Chauvin’s survival before he was taken to hospital.
The incident, under FBI investigation, revealed Turscak’s decision to carry out the assault on Black Friday, symbolizing a connection to the Black Lives Matter movement. He also referred to the “Black Hand” symbol, which is associated with the Mexican Mafia.
However, this claimed motive contradicts Turscak’s known anti-Black sentiment and his status as a former Mexican Mafia member, a group characterized by racial animosity.
Facing charges of attempted murder and various assault-related offenses, Turscak has a complex history of undercover operations and criminal behavior, LA Times reported.
In the late 1990s, Turscak led a faction of the Mexican Mafia in the Los Angeles area, known by the nickname “Stranger.”
His involvement with the Mexican Mafia was significant, as he became an FBI informant in 1997. In this role, Turscak provided vital information about the gang, including recordings of conversations with other members and associates of the Mexican Mafia.
While working undercover as an FBI informant, Turscak committed numerous crimes. His cooperation with the FBI was instrumental in an investigation that led to the indictment of over 40 alleged members of the Mexican Mafia.
During his tenure as an informant, John Turscak’s relationship with the FBI deteriorated as he continued to engage in criminal activities such as drug dealing, extortion, and orchestrating assaults, according to FOX5 Vegas.
Court documents reveal that Turscak was
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