Before his sentence was handed down, Alexander Vargas, 35, expressed remorse for his actions with the Latin Kings.
The incoming U.S. attorney for Chicago faces increasing pressure to help make streets safer, rather than go after crooked politicians.
Another East Chicago man pleaded guilty to taking part in the racketeering conspiracy by the Imperial Gangsters’ drug trafficking operation.
A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a reputed mob boss to 25 years in prison.
An elderly mob thief has been convicted of racketeering charges for plotting a series of robberies with two other geriatric mobsters, who had already pleaded guilty to helping plan the heists.
Two elderly reputed mobsters raised the white flag on Wednesday as they were set to go on trial, pleading guilty to a series of planned robberies.
A federal judge dropped two racketeering charges and a wire fraud count against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday, a day after prosecutors sought to have the charges dropped.
Jurors began deliberating in the six-week trial of Michael “The Large Guy” Sarno and four co-defendants.
Closing arguments are under way in the federal racketeering trial of a reputed Chicago mob boss and his alleged crew.
Two Latin Kings gang members will plead guilty to one count of racketeering, with one of them accepting responsibility for two 2007 shooting deaths in Griffith, Ind.