street gangs (46)

A federal jury on Thursday found three members of MS-13 guilty of racketeering, murder, extortion, and drug charges after a 3-week trial. 41-year-old Luis Flores-Reyes, 40-year-old Jairo Jacome, and 27-year-old Brayan Contreras-Avalos face life in pr
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A member of the Springfield Chapter of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, known as the Latin Kings, has been sentenced on September 7 for drug offenses. 36-year-old Jonathan “King Legend” Casiano received a sentence of 10 years i
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A violent enforcer for the Aryan Circle white supremacy prison gang was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison. 39-year-old Jesse Paul “JP” Blankenship had been convicted at trial on November 16, 2021, of racketeering conspiracy, kidnapping in aid o
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Gangsters work in the shadows. Why? Because if they ply their trade in the spotlights then they are bound to end up in prison. Any attention a criminal puts on himself will bring him nothing but trouble. A leader of the Bloods gang found that out whe
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Three founders and 22 members and associates of the Ghostface Gangsters prison gang pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, drug and gun charges. Founded around 2000 in a Georgia county jail, the Ghostface Gangsters expanded beyond Georgia prison
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The leader of the Eight Tray Gangsta Crips in Baltimore pleaded guilty last Friday to racketeering and drug conspiracy charges. 31-year-old Trayvon “G-Tru” Hall led the Baccwest Eight Tray Gangsta Crips in Baltimore and had traveled to California to
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The American Mafia had its hands in many pies, but it could always fall back on its core rackets. Among them the relatively simple act of extortion. With its name feared far and wide it was easy to frighten business owners into paying up. Though MS-1
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Ten alleged members of MS-13 were hit with racketeering and murder charges last week in Texas. They are alleged to have engaged in a racketeering conspiracy involving murder, extortion, drug trafficking, robbery and obstruction of justice starting in
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The boss and two members of the Rollin’ 30s Crips in the City of Roanoke were sentenced on racketeering and murder charges in federal court on August 15. 31-year-old gang leader Sean “Harlem Denk” Denzel Guerrant pled guilty in November 2021 to racke
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A member of the Gangster Disciples street gang was sentenced last week in federal court in Boston on drug distribution charges involving fentanyl. 44-year-old Manuel Roderick got five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of possession w
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Five alleged members of the Gangster Disciples in Georgia were charged last week with murder and racketeering related to the gangland killings of three people, as well as drug trafficking and obstruction of justice.
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Two associates of the New Aryan Empire, a white supremacist gang, were sentenced on Tuesday. 46-year-old Carey Mooney got 18 and a half years for her role in a kidnapping and assault on behalf of the gang, while 39-year-old Michael J. Roberts got alm
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The Mexican Mafia reigns through sheer terror. From behind bars they spread their influence far and wide to the outside world. All criminals knew that “La Eme” would come for them – either on the streets or in prison. If gangsters had that realizatio
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Imagine that you had a job for years that was appreciated by the general public, but criminalized by the government. You spent some time behind bars because of it. Friends of yours did too. Then the government did a 180 degree turnaround and took you
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A drug dealer for the Texas “Mexikan” Mafia prison gang was sentenced to 10 years behind bars on Tuesday. 29-year-old Joe Daniel Davila worked as a distributor of narcotics at various drug houses located within Corpus Christi and Robstown in Texas.
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Five members and associates, including a Hells Angel biker, of a violent white supremacist gang called the 1488s were convicted on Monday in Alaska on various racketeering and murder charges. The 1488s are a prison gang operating inside and outside o
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A member of Killer Kracker Pride, a white supremacist gang that is sometimes affiliated with the Ghost Face Gangsters, pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm last week. 32-year-old Joel Nelson Tucker of Moultrie, Georgia, faces a maximum of
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Two members of the Mexican Posse gang were sentenced to prison on Thursday for drug trafficking and possession of a firearm. One of them also played a leading role in a nationwide narcotics trafficking organization, which used the U.S. Postal Service
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