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New York News: Three Members Of Trafficking Organization Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Racketeering, Sex Trafficking, And Narcotics Offenses

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced the unsealing today of an … Continue reading New York News: Three Members Of Trafficking Organization Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Racketeering, Sex Trafficking, And Narcotics Offenses

Nevada’s Real Estate Regulators Sued For Antitrust Violations, Conspiracy, And Racketeering

  LAS VEGAS/ Jan. 4, 2019 (STL.News)– Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc., a California corporation (“MMREIS”) and other plaintiffs, today filed a lawsuit against individuals associated with the Nevada Real Estate Commission (NREC) and Nevada Real Estate Division (NRED) for violations of Federal Antitrust laws, the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations … Continue reading Nevada’s Real Estate Regulators Sued For Antitrust Violations, Conspiracy, And Racketeering

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Alec Burlakoff, Former Vice President of Insys Pharmaceuticals Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Scheme

Defendant bribed doctors and pharmacists to unnecessarily prescribe fentanyl spray intended for breakthrough cancer pain BOSTON, Ms. – The former Vice President of Sales of Insys Therapeutics pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to his role in a nationwide conspiracy to bribe medical practitioners to unnecessarily prescribe a fentanyl-based pain medication and defraud … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Alec Burlakoff, Former Vice President of Insys Pharmaceuticals Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Scheme

Maryland News: Baltimore, Dontray Johnson, Member Of The Violent “Murdaland Mafia Piru” Bloods Gang Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison For Racketeering And Drug Conspiracies

Shot and Killed Two Fellow Gang Members for Not Following Gang Rules Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Dontray Johnson, a/k/a “Gambino,” “Bino,” and “Tray,” age 33, of Baltimore, Maryland, on November 27, 2018, to 30 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for racketeering and drug … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Dontray Johnson, Member Of The Violent “Murdaland Mafia Piru” Bloods Gang Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison For Racketeering And Drug Conspiracies

New Jersey News: Grape Street Crips Member, Ramon Morales Arrested for Attempted Murder in Aid of Racketeering and RICO Conspiracy

NEWARK, N.J. – A member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips who was arrested earlier this week in Durham, North Carolina, on charges that include RICO conspiracy, attempted murder, and conspiracy to commit murder had his initial appearance in federal court today, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Ramon Morales, a/k/a “Ray Rizzo,” a/k/a “Rizzo,” … Continue reading New Jersey News: Grape Street Crips Member, Ramon Morales Arrested for Attempted Murder in Aid of Racketeering and RICO Conspiracy

New York News: “BMB” Street Gang Member, MARTIN MITCHELL Sentenced To More Than 27 Years In Prison For Murder Of Bronx Teenager And Other Racketeering Crimes

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MARTIN MITCHELL, a/k/a “Tyliek,” a member of a violent street gang in the Bronx called the “Big Money Bosses” (“BMB”), was sentenced yesterday to 327 months in prison for his gang-related crimes, including the June 22, … Continue reading New York News: “BMB” Street Gang Member, MARTIN MITCHELL Sentenced To More Than 27 Years In Prison For Murder Of Bronx Teenager And Other Racketeering Crimes

New York News: Brooklyn, Larry Pagett, Leader of Brooklyn Street Gang, Eight Trey Crips, Convicted of Murder In-Aid-Of Racketeering

Defendant Gunned Down Gang Rival in a Crowded Nightclub Brooklyn, N.Y. – Following eight days of trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn today convicted Larry Pagett, a leader of the Eight Trey Crips street gang, of murder in-aid-of racketeering. Pagett faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison when he is sentenced by United States … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Larry Pagett, Leader of Brooklyn Street Gang, Eight Trey Crips, Convicted of Murder In-Aid-Of Racketeering

New York News: Gang Leader, MICHAEL WHITE Convicted Of Racketeering And Related Offenses, Including Attempted Murder In Subway Station

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MICHAEL WHITE, a leader of two violent street gangs, “MBG,” and the “Young Gunnaz,” was convicted of racketeering conspiracy, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in aid of racketeering, and a firearms offense. WHITE … Continue reading New York News: Gang Leader, MICHAEL WHITE Convicted Of Racketeering And Related Offenses, Including Attempted Murder In Subway Station

New Mexico News: ALBUQUERQUE, Syndicato De Nuevo Mexico Prison Gang Associate Sentenced to 14 Years for Conviction on Racketeering and Assault Charges

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Mauricio Varela, 48, of Silver City, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 168 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on racketeering and assault charges. Varela and his three co-defendants, David Calbert, 42, Robert Martinez, 54, and Mario Rodriguez, 33, … Continue reading New Mexico News: ALBUQUERQUE, Syndicato De Nuevo Mexico Prison Gang Associate Sentenced to 14 Years for Conviction on Racketeering and Assault Charges

Massachusetts News: MS-13 Leader, Jose Vasquez Sentenced to 212 Months in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy

Defendant attempted to murder teenager; helped bury evidence from murder of another teenager BOSTON, Ms. – An MS-13 leader was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for racketeering conspiracy. Jose Vasquez, a/k/a “Little Crazy,” 24, of Somerville, was sentenced to 212 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release. In May 2018, … Continue reading Massachusetts News: MS-13 Leader, Jose Vasquez Sentenced to 212 Months in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy

New York News: Former Brazilian Soccer Official, José Maria Marin Sentenced to Four Years’ Imprisonment for Racketeering and Corruption Offenses

José Maria Marin, Former President of the Brazilian Soccer Federation, also Ordered to Forfeit $3.3 Million in Bribe Receipts and Fined $1.2 Million Brooklyn, N.Y. – Former Brazilian soccer federation president José Maria Marin was sentenced today, in federal court in Brooklyn, by United States District Judge Pamela K. Chen to four years’ imprisonment following … Continue reading New York News: Former Brazilian Soccer Official, José Maria Marin Sentenced to Four Years’ Imprisonment for Racketeering and Corruption Offenses

Texas News: EIGHT MS-13 MEMBERS INDICTED IN DALLAS ON CHARGES INCLUDING RACKETEERING, CONSPIRACY, ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON

Violent Gang Charged with Using Machetes, a Shotgun, and Other Weapons to Attack 10 Victims DALLAS ,Texas– A federal grand jury has indicted eight MS-13 members, on charges in connection with their MS-13 gang activities, including racketeering conspiracy; attempted murder in aid of racketeering; assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering; conspiracy to … Continue reading Texas News: EIGHT MS-13 MEMBERS INDICTED IN DALLAS ON CHARGES INCLUDING RACKETEERING, CONSPIRACY, ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON

New York News: Brooklyn, Five Alleged Members and Associates of La Cosa Nostra Indicted for Racketeering and Related Charges

Defendants Operated Loansharking and Illegal Gambling Businesses in South Brooklyn Brooklyn, N.Y. – A 32-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging two inducted members and two associates of the Colombo organized crime family (the “Colombo family”) with racketeering, including predicate acts of extortion, extortionate collection, money laundering and illegal gambling.  The … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Five Alleged Members and Associates of La Cosa Nostra Indicted for Racketeering and Related Charges

Tennessee News: Nashville, Two Additional Members And Associates of Clarksville Tennessee Mongols Motorcycle Gang Charged with Crimes Related to Racketeering Conspiracy, Murder, Kidnapping and Drug Trafficking

Twenty-one Now Charged in Mongols Investigation Nashville, Tennessee – A 75-count, third-superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Nashville, Tennessee on June 29 and unsealed Friday, charging 21 members and associates of the Clarksville, Tennessee chapter of the Mongols Motorcycle Gang with various federal crimes, including racketeering conspiracy, murder in aid of … Continue reading Tennessee News: Nashville, Two Additional Members And Associates of Clarksville Tennessee Mongols Motorcycle Gang Charged with Crimes Related to Racketeering Conspiracy, Murder, Kidnapping and Drug Trafficking

Maryland News: Baltimore, Jessica Vennie, Final Defendant Convicted of Federal Racketeering Conspiracy at Maryland’s Eastern Correctional Institution 77 of 80 Defendants Convicted

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal jury convicted correctional officer Jessica Vennie, age 28, of Crowley, Texas, on July 5, 2018, for racketeering at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, Maryland, as well as drug and money laundering conspiracies.  The scheme involved paying bribes to correctional officers to smuggle contraband, including narcotics, tobacco, and cell phones, … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Jessica Vennie, Final Defendant Convicted of Federal Racketeering Conspiracy at Maryland’s Eastern Correctional Institution 77 of 80 Defendants Convicted

New Jersey News: Middlesex County Man, Wilmer Chavez Romero Found Guilty On Racketeering, Murder, And Weapon Charges

NEWARK, N.J. – A New Brunswick, New Jersey, man was convicted at trial today for his violent role in a racketeering conspiracy involving multiple brothels that employed illegal aliens throughout New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Wilmer Chavez Romero, a/k/a “Charmin,” 29, was convicted of all eight counts of an indictment charging him with … Continue reading New Jersey News: Middlesex County Man, Wilmer Chavez Romero Found Guilty On Racketeering, Murder, And Weapon Charges

New Jersey News: Leader Of Newark Bloods Street Gang, Farad Roland – The South Side Cartel – Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison For Five Murders, Racketeering, Other Violent Crimes In Furtherance Of The Gang Enterprise

NEWARK, N.J. – The leader of one of Newark’s most violent street gangs was sentenced today to 540 months in prison for his admitted role in five murders, an armed carjacking, an armed robbery of a drug dealer, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and drug conspiracy as part of a racketeering conspiracy … Continue reading New Jersey News: Leader Of Newark Bloods Street Gang, Farad Roland – The South Side Cartel – Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison For Five Murders, Racketeering, Other Violent Crimes In Furtherance Of The Gang Enterprise

Maryland News: Baltimore , Melvin Lashley , Murdaland Mafia Piru Gang Member Sentenced To 180 Months In Prison For Federal Racketeering And Drug Conspiracy Charges

Defendant Committed Drug and Gun Offenses in Furtherance of the Gang Baltimore, Maryland – On June 7, 2018, United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Melvin Lashley, a/k/a “Menace,” age 28, of Baltimore, to fifteen years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute a … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore , Melvin Lashley , Murdaland Mafia Piru Gang Member Sentenced To 180 Months In Prison For Federal Racketeering And Drug Conspiracy Charges

Jury Convicts Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization Leadership on All Federal Charges

Racketeering Charges Related to Multiple Murders, Attempted Murders, Assaults, Extortion and Drugs In San Antonio thursday after a nearly three-month trial, a federal jury convicted the two highest ranking officers of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization (Bandidos)–National President Jeffrey Fay Pike and National Vice President Xavier Portillo–on federal racketeering and drug trafficking charges. That announcement … Continue reading Jury Convicts Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization Leadership on All Federal Charges

MS-13 Leader Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

Defendant committed attempted murder and helped bury evidence from murder BOSTON, MA – Wednesday, An MS-13 member pleaded guilty  in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy. Jose Vasquez, a/k/a “Little Crazy,” 24, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO or racketeering … Continue reading MS-13 Leader Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

Hammond, Indiana Man, Marquis Medellin Sentenced To 108 Months in Prison

HAMMOND, IN – Marquis Medellin, 31 years old, of Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced before Hammond District Court Judge Philip Simon following his conviction for conspiracy to commit racketeering activity as a member of the Latin King street gang, announced U.S. U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II. Medellin was sentenced to 108 months imprisonment and 2 … Continue reading Hammond, Indiana Man, Marquis Medellin Sentenced To 108 Months in Prison