Third convicted Latin Kings member to appeal sentence

2013-05-30T18:15:00Z 2013-05-30T23:27:15Z Third convicted Latin Kings member to appeal sentenceTimes Staff nwitimes.com
May 30, 2013 6:15 pm  • 

HAMMOND | Another alleged member of the Latin Kings street gang filed a notice of appeal Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hammond.

Martin Anaya, of Chicago, is appealing his 30-year prison sentence after a federal jury found him guilty on charges of conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, federal court records show.

Anaya will appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

He joins two other convicted members of the street gang in contesting his sentence.

Oscar Gonzalez, of Hammond, will appeal his 20-year sentence, court records state. Gonzalez signed a plea agreement in 2012 admitting to conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity and possessing with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, according to court records.

Another man convicted in the sweeping Latin Kings case, Antonio Gudino, of East Chicago, is requesting that his 14-year sentence be vacated. Gudino was sentenced to 14 years and seven months in prison after admitting to participating in racketeering activity. A drug charge against Gudino had been dropped.

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