Records show an ex-Mexican Mafia leader whose talk with a group of business executives and police officials drew criticism this week has been helped by his close relationship with law enforcement to make a bid for freedom.
A decision to use LAPD resources to set up a meeting between a convicted member of the Mexican Mafia and members of the law enforcement and local business community in downtown L.A. has prompted calls for an investigation.
Federal prosecutors Wednesday announced the arrest of 24 members of an East LA gang with deep ties to the Mexican Mafia.
Authorities say they’ve arrested nearly two dozen people in a crackdown on a Southern California gang believed to be involved in methamphetamine and heroin trafficking.
Numerous reputed Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang members and associates are facing federal and state charges.
Half a dozen gang members were arrested Wednesday as the result of a federal investigation into a Mexican drug trafficking ring.
A reputed prison gang leader who was on probation in California has been captured in Missouri.
Federal indictments aimed at disrupting the Mexican Mafia prison gang and a Mexican drug cartel name as an unindicted co-conspirator the man who helped organize the massive hunger strike in California state prisons.
A 30-year-old woman has been accused of coordinating gang activity in Los Angeles from her home in Salina, Kansas.