HAMMOND | Two self-professed Imperial Gangsters were sentenced this week as part of an ongoing investigation into local street gang activity, federal court records show.
Guillermo Briseno, 27, of East Chicago, was sentenced this week to 87 months in prison and four years of supervised release for his role in the gang, federal court records show. He pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
Alejandro Balboa Lara, 21, was sentenced this week to 22 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his participation in the gang, records state. He pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity.
Briseno and Lara were two of more than a dozen people charged in federal court as part of a murder and drug distribution case focused on the south side of East Chicago.