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Street Gangs

E.C. man gets 25 years for gang-related crimes

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.

July 24, 2014 7:41 pm

Trial of alleged gang member delayed

HAMMOND | The federal trial of an Imperial Gangster member who could face the death penalty was pushed back Wednesday, according to court records.

February 12, 2014 8:15 pm

Reputed gang member on the brink of trial takes plea deal

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.  

January 13, 2014 5:23 pm
Former Latin King member on a mission to save youth

Former Latin King member on a mission to save youth

HAMMOND | Former Latin King member Patrick Sabaitis still walks the streets of Maywood Avenue and Indiana Street just east of the Calumet Bridge, but now for a much different purpose.

January 12, 2014 7:45 am Video Photos


Winter storm delays start of federal gang trial

HAMMOND | The winter storm that swept through Northwest Indiana this week caused disruptions in the ongoing federal case against the Imperial Gangsters street gang. 

January 08, 2014 6:43 pm

Residents get better understanding of street gangs

HAMMOND | Criminal street gangs have spread far beyond inner-city urban areas in recent years, according to federal law enforcement officials.

October 03, 2012 9:48 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

Chicago cops accused of working for Latin Kings held without bond

HAMMOND | Two Chicago police officers accused of committing armed robberies at the will of alleged Latin King members were ordered held without bond Monday.

November 21, 2011 6:00 pm
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