Geronimo Pratt, 63, dies from complications related to Malaria

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Streetgangs.com Staff June 4, 2011 | 4:49 a.m. LOS ANGELES – Black Panther member, Elmer Geronimo “ji-jaga” Pratt, 63, died on Thursday from complications related to malaria in Tanzania, Africa. In 1972 he was arrested for the murder of Caroline Olsen, and eventually convicted of her murder. His attorney, Johnnie Cochran, was not successful in […]

Feds: San Diego prostitution ring broken up

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ELLIOT SPAGAT (Associated Press) | April 18, 2011 SAN DIEGO — A motel owner is among 38 people charged with helping to run a child and adult prostitution ring for a gang based in suburban San Diego, authorities said Monday. A federal grand jury indictment alleges that the Oceanside Crips had girls and women prostitute […]

Armenian Power members facing RICO charges

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By Alex A. Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer March 19, 2011 10:09 p.m. Last month the federal government announced a major crack-down against the Los Angeles based Armenian street gang, Armenian Power. Federal authorities charged 74 alleged AP gang member in what they are calling “Operation Power Outage” on kidnapping, extortion, bank fraud, ATM machine tampering […]

Cuatro Flats gang member wanted by the FBI

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January 12, 2010 | 1:15 p.m. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has purchased a Los Angeles billboard as part of its ongoing publicity campaign to find and capture Joe Luis Saenz, a fugitive on the FBI’s national list of “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives,” announced Steven Martinez, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI in […]

FBI cyber-crime lab opens in Orange

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Nardine Saad (Los Angeles Times) | January 6, 2011 A regional FBI crime lab where investigators can analyze evidence from computers, cellphones, cameras and other digital media opened Wednesday in Orange. The $7-million lab is the third of its kind in California and the 15th in the nation and is designed to tackle the growing […]

Drug bust drains Bronx’s Hunts Point of 32 in Satan’s Bloods gang; it’s a relief to residents

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Mike Jaccarino (NY DAILY NEWS) | November 11, 2010 Neighbors in a gritty Bronx neighborhood breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after cops and federal agents cracked a brazen drug gang that had terrorized their streets. Thirty-two members of a Hunts Point drug syndicate known as “Satan’s Bloods” were either arrested in morning raids by […]

High-ranking Phila. police officer Castro arrested

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Posted on Sat, Nov. 6, 2010 By Allison Steele Inquirer Staff Writer A high-ranking Philadelphia police officer seen as one of the department’s rising stars was arrested Friday on federal charges of extortion and bribery, bringing a stunning end to the career of an ambitious 25-year veteran. The accusations against 47-year-old Inspector Daniel Castro, detailed […]

Willie D Sentenced To Prison For Wire Fraud

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER November 3, 2010 Wiliam Dennis, aka “Willie D” formerly of Geto Boys, was sentenced to 366 days in federal prison due to wire fraud. In a press release by U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno to Houston Press, the music artist behind Texas One Wireless Company was exposed to “posing […]

Toledo Police Gang Task Force busts criminals in sweep

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Amulya Raghuveer 10/08/10 TOLEDO, OHIO — The Toledo Police Gang Task Force says a special crime bust Thursday too nearly two dozen criminals off the streets of Toledo. Officials from the Toledo Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, FBI and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted a Criminal Interdiction Special Thursday to combat the […]

Feds Round Up Long Island Motorcycle Gang

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By JONATHAN DIENST (nbcnewyork.com) Sep 15th, 2010 More than a dozen members of the Pagan motorcycle gang were arrested Wednesday on charges ranging from drug conspiracy to racketeering, law enforcement officials said. The raids took place across four states and involved more than 300 ATF agents as well as local police including Suffolk County and […]

The FBI serve the Pueblo Bishops with racketeering indictment

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By Alex A. Alonso STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER August 31, 2010 | 10:10 p.m. Update September 2, 2010 | 3:53 a.m. Anthony Hill, 48 aka “Dr. Dirt” who was indicted by the FBI had been mentioned in an article in Allhood Publications as being instrumental in the peace movement after 1992. Last Wednesday the Federal Bureau […]

Dozens arrested in Los Angeles gang sweep

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Associated Press Posted: 08/25/2010 LOS ANGELES — Dozens of people have been arrested in a raid after federal authorities unveiled a racketeering indictment against a Los Angeles street gang. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says the operation Wednesday targeted the Pueblo Bishops Bloods, who are accused in a slew of drug dealings, murders and attacks on […]