HAMMOND | A member of the 149th Street Imperial Gangsters street gang in East Chicago was sentenced Thursday to more than 25 years in prison on federal racketeering charges.
HAMMOND | The federal trial of an Imperial Gangster member who could face the death penalty was pushed back Wednesday, according to court records.
East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker said conflicts among gangs, and between gangs and police boil down to one thing: frustration.
It’s been nearly five years since Julius Solis killed Alonzo Cavazos.
By late 2008, Javier Solis Jr. was tired of living the gangster lifestyle.
Julius Solis and his older brother had been hanging out with Imperial Gangsters since before they could walk.
We need to quit looking at gangs as just some neighborhood nuisance. They are a terrorist organization looking to make your child a domestic terrorist.
HAMMOND | Testimony from an East Chicago detective during the federal trial of alleged Imperial Gangster Richard Reyes on Thursday revealed a confidential informant who claimed Armando Ortega was actually the shooter in the 2007 drive-by killing of Rene Alonzo.
HAMMOND | One witness testified being inside the van when reputed Imperial Gangster Richard Reyes fatally shot Rene Alonzo in 2007 on the street near the U.S. Sports Bar in East Chicago.
HAMMOND | Two witnesses claimed to see alleged Imperial Gangster Richard Reyes driving a maroon minivan that was involved in the 2007 drive-by shooting of Rene Alonzo outside the U.S. Sports Bar in East Chicago.
HAMMOND | A witness at Richard Reyes' federal trial on Thursday linked Reyes to three separate break-ins to steal money or drugs from dealers in Illinois and Indiana.
HAMMOND | A jury was selected, opening statements by both sides presented, and a witness for the prosecution testified Wednesday in federal court on the first day of trial for alleged Imperial Gangsters member Richard Reyes.
HAMMOND | A reputed member of the Imperial Gangsters street gang who was days away from standing trial entered a plea agreement, according to court records.
HAMMOND | Two defendants of the sweeping federal racketeering case against the Imperial Gangsters street gang have accepted plea agreements, according to court records.
HAMMOND | The winter storm that swept through Northwest Indiana this week caused disruptions in the ongoing federal case against the Imperial Gangsters street gang.
HAMMOND | A Munster man admitted to murder and conspiracy to participate in racketeering in a plea agreement filed Friday in federal court.
HAMMOND | An East Chicago man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison on Friday for engaging in racketeering activity with the Imperial Gangster street gang.
HAMMOND | Federal authorities arrested a man Thursday as part of the sweeping Imperial Gangsters street gang racketeering case.
HAMMOND | Prosecutors filed a motion Tuesday in federal court stating the government will not seek the death penalty against four defendants in the Imperial Gangsters racketeering case.
HAMMOND | A U.S. District Court judge on Wednesday denied alleged Imperial Gangster Richard Reyes’ petition to be released on bond as he awaits trial.
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