Feds seek to dismiss charges against anti-gang leader Alex Sanchez

Richard Winton | December 18, 2012

The U.S. attorney’s office has filed a motion to dismiss racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder charges against a nationally recognized anti-gang leader named in a 2009 federal indictment targeting several gang members involved in multiple slayings, extortions and assaults.

The request to dismiss an indictment against Alex Sanchez, executive director of Homies Unidos, comes after three years of legal battles. Sanchez was among two dozen alleged members or associates of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13, charged in an indictment in 2009.

Federal prosecutors are asking to dismiss the charges without prejudice, leaving the door open for new charges. But in the motion, prosecutors acknowledged that there were issues with information presented to the grand jury. They did not elaborate on their decision. Sanchez’s attorney said she could not discuss sealed testimony.

“We applaud the government for conscientiously re-evaluating the case and recognizing that the evidence it presented to the grand jury does not support the charges brought against Alex,” said his attorney Amy Jacks.

Read more at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/12/feds-seek-to-dismiss-charges-against-anti-gang-leader-alex-sanchez.html

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