HAMMOND | A federal judge said Tuesday he was rejecting a plea deal for a reputed member of the Imperial Gangsters street gang because of concerns the man wasn't facing the prison sentence for which he bargained.
HAMMOND | A member of the Imperial Gangsters street gang has asked a judge to give him no more than 24 1/3 years in prison, but federal prosecutors say that's not enough.
HAMMOND | Attorneys cited the discovery of new evidence in support of their request Wednesday to delay sentencing for an Imperial Gangster convicted in January of murder, conspiracy to deal drugs and racketeering.
HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors are pressing for a fully anonymous jury during the upcoming trial of a reputed Imperial Gangsters member facing the death penalty.
HAMMOND | Attorneys for a reputed Imperial Gangsters member facing the death penalty say there is insufficient evidence to support the government's request that jurors' identities be kept from their client.
East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker and other officers are knocking on doors to talk to residents about their concerns.
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.
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