Defense attorney Rick Halprin motions to reporters gathered at Federal Court Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, in Chicago, after his client, reputed mob boss Joseph 'Joey the Clown' Lombardo pleaded not guilty to taking part in a conspiracy that included 18 murders. Halprin said Lombardo, who was captured last Friday by the FBI after nine months on the lam, is broke and urged the judge to have Halparin appointed by the court to represent Lombardo at public expense. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Seen in these undated photos released by the U.S. attorney's office Monday, April 25, 2005 in Chicago is Joey 'The Clown' Lombardo in the photo at center and in a more recent photo at left. Lombardo is long known as one of the top leaders of organized crime in Chicago. Lombardo, 76, was caught in suburban Elmwood Park Friday Jan. 13, 2006 and was expected to spend the night in a Chicago jail, said FBI spokesman Ross Rice. (AP Photo/HO, U.S. Attorney Office)
"Am I a clown? Do I amuse you? What do you mean, funny? Funny how?"