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Oscar Cosme

Alleged gang members in racketeering indictment had criminal history in Lake County

HAMMOND | A search through Lake County Criminal Court records would not reveal that a 61-year-old woman was part of a violent street gang named in a recent federal racketeering indictment. 

September 20, 2014 11:15 pm Related

E.C. man strikes plea deal in kidnap, murder case

HAMMOND | A 41-year-old East Chicago man charged in a sweeping indictment involving Chicago’s Two Six Nation street gang and its local affiliate reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Thursday.

August 28, 2014 7:42 pm

Sentencing delayed in murder in aid of racketeering case

HAMMOND | Kiontay K. Pennington must wait until Dec. 18 to learn his sentence for murder in the aid of racketeering activity.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am

Fourth defendant in E.C. slaying won't face death penalty

HAMMOND | The government won't seek the death penalty against the last of four alleged gang members accused of killing an East Chicago man in 2003, federal court records show.

May 27, 2014 8:30 pm

Prosecutors won't seek death penalty against defendant in gang case

HAMMOND | The government has agreed not to seek the death penalty against two of the alleged gang members arrested last year in connection with a decade-old slaying, federal court records show.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am

Plea entered in murder case

HAMMOND | One of the gang members arrested last year in connection with the decade-old murder of East Chicago resident Julio Cartagena pleaded guilty Monday to his role in the homicide.

May 05, 2014 6:00 pm
Four gang members charged in decade-old murder

Four gang members charged in decade-old murder

EAST CHICAGO | After 10 years, federal authorities have charged members and associates of the Two Six street gang with the murder of East Chicago’s Julio Cartagena in 2003.

November 21, 2013 4:52 pm Video Photos


United States v. Pennington; Cosme; Tancil and Fuentes

United States v. Pennington; Cosme; Tancil and Fuentes

U.S. Attorney David Capp announced that a Superseding Indictment was returned Nov. 20, 2013, charging four members of the Two Six gang with charges of murder, racketeering, kidnapping and use of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime and crimes of violence.

November 21, 2013 4:28 pm

Trio indicted in 10-year-old murder of E.C. man

HAMMOND | Ten years ago, 25-year-old Julio Cartagena was gunned down outside an apartment building in the 1900 block of East Columbus Drive in East Chicago. And since the early morning hours of May 16, 2003, no one has been held responsible for the shooting.

September 19, 2013 7:26 pm

Two men face federal charges in 2003 homicide in E.C.

HAMMOND | Two men were charged in federal court in a 2003 fatal shooting of a Hammond man in East Chicago.

August 26, 2013 10:17 pm
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