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September 2013 Archives

Prisoner gets 64 years for conspiracy to commit murder

An alleged gang member was sentenced to serve from 64 years to life in prison, plus 35 years, for charges of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and assault. The sentence was handed down in a San Diego, California courtroom on Sept. 16. The 33-year-old man was found guilty by a jury in December 2012, along with another man, age 38, for committing the crime on behalf of an unnamed street gang. The act was described as a Mexican Mafia-directed "hit."

Pediatrician enters diversion program instead of being charged

A pediatrician was taken into police custody on suspicion of drug possession near a California festival. The pediatrician was pulled over by police for a traffic stop when police allegedly found the drugs. Police reportedly found MDMA, GHB and illegal mushrooms in the pediatrician's possession. The pediatrician was taken into custody, but he not charged with any crime in lieu of him entering a diversion program.

Two men accused of murder blame each other

Two men are dead and two gang members in Union City are blaming one another for the incident. The two men accused of the crime, one 19-year-old and one 22-year-old, are each facing two murder charges with felony gang enhancements following the shooting deaths of two male subjects on Aug. 25.

Police charge many with gun, drug crimes

In California, the Los Angeles Police Department and FBI took about three dozen alleged gang members into police custody in a large-scale raid across South Los Angeles as part of an investigation that has been ongoing since 2012. The individuals were believed to be part of the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips and are being charged with drug, gun and gang conspiracy charges.

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