Manatee SUR-13 member accepts plea bargain in RICO case

Daniel Robledo

ELIZABETH JOHNSON (Bradenton Herald) | March 29, 2013 MANATEE — A SUR-13 gang member was sentenced to 15 years in state prison Thursday after pleading to charges of racketeering and conspiracy. Daniel Robledo was among 13 defendants charged in October 2011 in the fifth Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization investigation targeting Manatee County gangs. Robledo […]

Figures show Manatee’s growing gang problem


ROBERT NAPPER ( Feb. 25, 2010 MANATEE, FL — A large share of the region’s gang problem is right here in Manatee County. Of the 4,289 gang members in a 10-county region that also includes Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier, some 800 in 15 different gangs, or 18 percent, were in Manatee, according to a […]

Florida gangs using women to lure victims


By ROBERT NAPPER ( December 20, 2009 MANATEE — Rolando Martinez-Rosales is only one of many men who have fallen victim to a violent ploy being used by street gangs to rob male patrons of local Hispanic bars, authorities say. Gangs employ female members and associates to lure men out of the bars, many of […]