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Gang member: 'Learn from me, or you will end up dead or in jail'

HAMMOND | A ranking member of a region street gang offered a cautionary tale to other would-be gang members Thursday ahead of his afternoon federal sentencing hearing.

November 07, 2013 2:05 pm

Prosecutors asking high-ranking Latin King spend 23 years in prison

HAMMOND | Prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to sentence a high-ranking Latin King member to 23 years in federal prison.

September 11, 2013 7:10 pm

High-ranking Latin King slated for sentencing in September

HAMMOND | A high-ranking member of the Latin Kings is scheduled to be sentenced next month in a sweeping federal racketeering case.

August 14, 2013 7:45 pm

Another plea agreement in Latin Kings street violence case

HAMMOND | Another alleged member of the Latin Kings street gang agreed to plead guilty Friday to racketeering and drug charges, Hammond federal court records show.

February 17, 2012 2:25 pm

Another high-ranking Latin King leader enters deal with prosecutors

HAMMOND | One week after his predecessor entered into a plea agreement with the government, a high-ranking Latin King leader has followed suit in federal court.

February 09, 2012 10:00 pm

Latin King trial pushed to September

HAMMOND | In the wake of a high-ranking Latin Kings leader deciding to cooperate with the government last week, a judge pushed the racketeering trial for 17 of his co-defendants to Sept. 10. It had been scheduled for March 19.

February 06, 2012 7:45 pm

Reputed Latin King leader agrees to plead guilty to murder

HAMMOND | A Highland man, described by friends as a doting dad dedicated to his children's Little League activities, pleaded guilty to murder and drug charges Thursday in one of the region's largest gang prosecutions. During an afternoon hearing in federal court, prosecutors said they would…

February 02, 2012 11:00 pm

Former Chicago officer admits to robbing drug traffickers for Latin Kings

HAMMOND | After changing his plea to guilty in the Latin King racketeering case Friday, a former Chicago police officer is set to join the ranks of those he locked up during his years on the force.

December 03, 2011 8:45 am
Feds indict 15 in Latin Kings crackdown, including 2 Chicago cops

Feds indict 15 in Latin Kings crackdown, including 2 Chicago cops

HAMMOND | Fifteen suspected members or associates of the Latin Kings -- including two former Chicago Police officers -- have been indicted in an alleged racketeering conspiracy that resulted in 19 murders in three states and helped distribute millions of dollars worth of drugs throughout the…

November 18, 2011 8:00 pm Photos



Highland man, 3 others indicted for murder

HAMMOND | Four of six original defendants in a Latin Kings racketeering conspiracy case have been charged with murder in the aid of racketeering, according to a superseding indictment unsealed Monday evening.

October 26, 2010 12:00 am
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