3 armed killers caught on surveillance

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Posted By Greg Lee | ABC 7 | March 7, 2017 A search was on for three murder suspects who were caught on surveillance video wielding guns outside a home in Placentia, where a man was shot and killed. Placentia police on Tuesday were asking the public to take a good look at the surveillance […]

Gang member sentenced for killing connected to the Mexican Mafia

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STREETGANGS.COM | December 22, 2016 LOS ANGELES – An El Sereno man and former 18th Street gang member has been sentenced to 24 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a federal drug trafficking offense and murdered of a man who had failed to pay “taxes” to the Mexican Mafia. Eddie “Criminal” Garcia, 39, […]

Federal Racketeering Indictment Targets Wilmington Street Gang


By: DEA Public Affairs November 9, 2016 Authorities have arrested 17 members and associates of the Wilmas street gang who are named in a federal racketeering indictment that alleges acts of murder, attempted murder, narcotics trafficking, robbery and witness intimidation – as well as a series of armed attacks on law enforcement officers dating back […]

Thee Rascals in Atwater Village

Thee Rascals [Tiny Rascals/TR/] are a predominately Latino street gang in the Atwater section of Northeast Los Angeles. Deceased members Ryan “Huero” Gonzales, 16 (November 1, 1983 – June 3, 2000), Shot and killed on the 3300 block Silver Lake Boulevard. Toonerville member Timothy “Huero” McGhee was convicted for this murder. Coincidentally they shared the […]

Mexican Mafia member Raul Leon tells investigators that COs can get stabbed too

STREETGANGS.COM |May 28, 2016 Pelican Bay State Prison – Institutional Gang Investigators question Mexican Mafia member Raul “Huero Sherm” Leon about Eme business, the mesas and attacks on correctional officers. SUPPORT US – Purchase signed Long Beach shirt: http://bit.ly/2c0VjkZ – Discussion of Oldest Blood Gangs on forum: http://bit.ly/2bt5LmH – Merchandise, Books, DVDs & Magazines: http://bit.ly/2bQe9ws […]

Florencia Varrios in Los Angeles County


Florencia 13 is a large Latino gang identity in Los Angeles found in various places in Los Angeles County inside and outside of the Florence district of Los Angeles. Below is a list of different Florencia 13 Varrios in Los Angeles County. Florence 13, Bell Gardens , [Bear] – Florence 13, Los Angeles – Harvard […]

La Sangra in the City of San Gabriel

Varrio La Sangra is a predominately Hispanic Street gang located in the small city of San Gabriel in the San Gabriel Valley. Deceased members Jimmy “Character” Palma, 23 (May 18, 1974 – Oct 13, 1997), was stabbed to death in San Quentin prison as a result of a Mexican Mafia hit for his involvement in […]

Alleged theft by FBI agent places prosecutions in jeopardy


Scott Glover | CNN Thu October 22, 2015 | Updated 10:03 AM ET Los Angeles (CNN)For two years, investigators decoded text messages, conducted surveillance and leaned on informants to unravel a drug trafficking network that allegedly distributed heroin and methamphetamine in a city park and California prisons. The painstaking work resulted in a sweeping federal […]

‘There’s No Real Fight Against Drugs’

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Ginger Thompson | The Atlantic Jul 20, 2015 The slight man at the breakfast table seemed more like an evangelical minister than someone who once brokered deals between Mexican drug lords and state governors. He wore a meticulously pressed button-down, a gold watch, gold-rimmed glasses, and a gold cross around his neck. His dark brown […]

Mexico drug lord Guzman’s escape tunnel is a minor engineering masterpiece

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By Tracy Wilkinson | LA Times July 12, 2015 The tunnel stretched a mile long, from the jailhouse shower to an empty building in a cornfield, and was deep enough for drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to stand upright as he made his escape. A minor engineering masterpiece, some might say, equipped with ventilation, […]

Mexican Mafia suspected chief Peter Ojeda and three others plead not guilty to federal racketeering and violent crime charges


BY SEAN EMERY | STAFF WRITER | OC Register June 29, 2015 | Updated 1:21 p.m. Four suspected members of the Mexican Mafia, including a man believed to be one of the gang’s most established leaders, pleaded not guilty on Monday morning to federal racketeering and violent crimes charges. Peter Ojeda – who authorities allege […]

Homeboy Industries linked to Mexican Mafia racketeering case; organization responds

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By Richard Winton and Joseph Serna | LA Times June 19, 2015 | 10:56 a.m. Nearly two dozen members of three Northeast Los Angeles gangs united by the Mexican Mafia have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of racketeering, extorting money from drug sellers and conspiring to kill rivals. The indictment unsealed […]