Grand jury indicts 31 in probe of Holland gang

A federal grand jury has indicted 31 people in an investigation of drug trafficking and an Ottawa County gang.
AP Wire
Feb 12, 2013

 

Prosecutors said members of the Holland Latin Kings engaged in violence while peddling cocaine and marijuana. The indictment released today says members pay $10 weekly dues, which are used to buy guns or drugs for resale and also pay attorneys.

The indictment describes attacks and attempted murders against rival gang members.

Most of the 31 defendants are charged with a racketeering conspiracy.

The government said the Holland Latin Kings are connected to the Latin Kings in the Chicago area. The indictment says the Michigan group began in 1993 and has grown significantly, especially in prisons.

Comments

retired DOC

Stats show that there are great odds that many of these people could be charged with federal crimes. Lets see if Obuma lock them up.

trangerfan

Last time I checked, Mr. Obama was president of the United States, Not governor of Michigan..I don't beleive he rules over the grand jury in Michigan.. (and the name is Obama genius). I'm betting he has bigger problems than a gang of dope heads in Holland!

newspaperlawyer

You really understand the US court systems. These criminals have been charged under US Federal indictments. This means that these criminals will be held under federal guidelines NOT the State of Michigan court system. In this case we are better off having them charged under the federal systems... stiffer sentences... unless US Presidents cabinet AG Holders office cuts some lesser deal... So if you think the President has more problems then to handle these gang bangers, dope selling and gun carrying crooks... I bet the republicans will be back in office next time. Nice Job by all law enforcement involved well over due. Hopefully they follow some of the guns stolen from Felix's in the raids

doc

you posted the wrong gang info... the picture is for maniac latin disciples and not latin kings. if you don't know your topic, research it before posting it. see the 3 point crown to the bottom right of the heart? that is latin king reference and upside down means disrespecting latin kings.

 

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