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Six Latin King Gang Members Sentenced for Racketeering

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Six members of the Latin Kings street gang were sentenced this week in Hammond Federal Court for racketeering conspiracy, along with a former Chicago Police officer. The indictments charge that the gang members were responsible for more than 20 murders, including the deaths of of two Latin Dragon members in Griffith in February of 2007. 42 year old Antonio Martinez Jr. was sentenced to 12 years in prison, and according to court records, committed armed robberies on behalf of the Latin Kings along with another officer, at times while in uniform and driving police-issued vehicles.
In total, 23 Latin King members and associates have been indicted in this case, with 14 having already been sentenced, and of the nine remaining, seven have pled guilty, one case was dismissed, and one is a fugitive.
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