street gangs (93)

A man working for the Nuestra Familia prison gang was sentenced Tuesday to over 21 years behind bars. 41-year-old Florentino Gutierrez, of Hanford, California, was behind the trafficking of 2 kilograms of methamphetamine.
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Members of the Bandidos and Waterdogs motorcycle clubs were involved in a deadly shootout in Red River, New Mexico, at the annual Memorial Day motorbike rally on Saturday. Three bikers were killed, five were wounded.
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A Pope County, Arkansas, drug dealer with connections to the New Aryan Empire prison gang was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday. 55-year-old Marcus Millsap, of Little Rock, was convicted of conspiracy to violate racketeering laws, attempted mu
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A member of MS-13 in Maryland went off to prison last week. 26-year-old Franklyn Edgardo Sanchez, who goes by the nicknames “Freddy,” “Magic,” “Miclo,” and “Delinquente,” was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison on Friday, for his participation in
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One of the highest ranking members of the Fruit Town Brims gang in Florida was sentenced to 6 years in prison last week. 31-year-old Michael Hankerson received the sentence for possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon. As part of his s
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A former Inca, or first-in-command, of the North Shore Chapter of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings) was sentenced Wednesday on racketeering charges. 41-year-old Israel Rodriguez, who goes by the nicknames “King Izzy
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Family is everything. It is how La Cosa Nostra, the American Mafia, managed to dominate the New York underworld for over a century. But in the underworld, family is no match for greed. Vultures and sharks are everywhere, ready to take what’s yours. T
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Raymond Betts, a high-level member of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang, was sentenced to 10 years in prison last Friday for conspiracy to distribute wholesale quantities of heroin on the West Side of Chicago. 56-year-old Betts, who holds the rank
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A 38-year-old Detroit gang boss was sentenced to life imprisonment Tuesday for murder, racketeering, narcotics trafficking, and other related crimes. Duane Peterson (photo above) was the leader of “It’s Just Us” (IJU), a violent 40-member strong stre
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Brazil is known for its sunny beaches and swinging carnival, but it has a dark side as well. Crime is on the rise and in the poorer neighborhoods, known as favellas, gangs are in complete control. If police enter they better come armed or not at all.
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The leader of Baltimore’s NFL gang, 31-year-old Gregory “Gotti” Butler, was sentenced Friday, March 17, to 30 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise.
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A convicted drug dealer was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Boston to trafficking counterfeit oxycodone and Adderall pills that contained fentanyl and methamphetamine. 30-year-old Vando Gvozdarevic had pleaded guilty on July 7, 2022, to posse
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Twelve members of 18th Street gang were indicted on Friday and charged in a Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act conspiracy that included kidnapping, murder, robbery, witness tampering, and drug trafficking. The crimes occurre
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A leader of the Bounty Hunter Bloods (BHB) gang pleaded guilty on February 17 to federal drug and firearms charges for running a manufacturing and distribution of crack cocaine conspiracy in and around the Nickerson Gardens public housing projects in
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