HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - An Illinois man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in a wide-ranging criminal racketeering case involving a violent national gang called the Latin Kings.
Thirty-year-old Ivan Quiroz of Posen, Ill., had agreed to plead guilty last year to racketeering, two counts of murder in the aid of racketeering and cocaine- and gun-related counts. He was sentenced Friday in federal court in Hammond.
The Times of Munster reports that Quiroz was among 23 alleged Latin Kings members or associates, including two former Chicago police officers, who were indicted in the racketeering case.
Those indictments allege that the Latin Kings were responsible for at least 19 murders in the Chicago and northwestern Indiana and in Big Spring, Texas.
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