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  • Mexican Mafia indictment names woman found dead in Newport

    Mexican Mafia indictment names woman found dead in Newport
    A 28-year-old woman whose body was found face down under the Newport Bay bridge was identified Tuesday in a sweeping indictment against more than 100 members or associates of a prison gang accused of running drugs, order beatings and keeping a list of...
  • After O.C. raid targeting Mexican Mafia, 21 suspects still at large

    After O.C. raid targeting Mexican Mafia, 21 suspects still at large
    Twenty-one people suspected of carrying out crimes on behalf of the Mexican Mafia in Orange County remain at large after a raid early Tuesday resulted in 55 arrests. In what authorities described as a major blow to the Mexican Mafia, 129 people were...
  • Supplier to Black Guerrilla Family in city jail pleads guilty

    Supplier to Black Guerrilla Family in city jail pleads guilty
    A woman who supplied Black Guerrilla Family gang members with drugs to sell at the Baltimore jail pleaded guilty Wednesday to a conspiracy charge in federal court. Tyesha Mayo, 30, obtained marijuana and prescription pills and handed them off to...
  • Video poker protections questioned

     Video poker protections questioned
    Illinois regulators considered Nicky Nichols' associations too questionable for the state's latest foray into gambling, so they rejected his companies' bids to run slot machines in bars. And Vince Dublino testified in a mob trial to running illegal...
  • Literary Saloon: Unique pickings from Chicago's literary scene

    Literary Saloon: Unique pickings from Chicago's literary scene
    The depth and diversity of Chicago's literary community sits on my desk, in the form of many piles of books that have arrived with encouraging frequency. Here is what's in one of those piles: -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers...
  • Feds: 9 charged in gang conspiracy, including 5 murders

    Feds: 9 charged in gang conspiracy, including 5 murders
    Nine members of a violent street gang known as the Hobos were charged today in a federal racketeering case that involves narcotics trafficking, robberies and murders, including the 2006 slaying of a federal informant in the case. The five-count...
  • $1 million in marijuana found in Central Valley drug den

    $1 million in marijuana found in Central Valley drug den
    Eight men with ties to a Mexican drug ring were arrested after authorities in the Central Valley discovered a drug den filled with more than $1 million in processed marijuana, authorities said. A narcotics team served a search warrant to residents...
  • George Zimmerman jury should be public

    George Zimmerman jury should be public
    B37 is snarky. B29 is emotional. B51 is caring. Either we're talking about a new, far more interesting version of bingo or observations about the six women who served on the George Zimmerman jury. Trial watchers became accustomed to referring to the...
  • DVD Review: 'New World' delivers blood, action, thrills

    DVD Review: 'New World' delivers blood, action, thrills
    South Korea continues to crank out an amazing number of fine features, many of which are released in the U.S. only to get lost in the shuffle of indie and/or foreign films each year. Among these is Park Hoon-jung's gangster drama "New World," which opened...
  • Mysterious death in 'Whitey' Bulger trial: Book has back story

    Mysterious death in 'Whitey' Bulger trial: Book has back story
    A harsh critic of James "Whitey" Bulger, who had once been expected to testify against the gangster at his trial, was found dead in his home Wednesday, with no obvious signs of trauma on his body. There will be an autopsy on to determine the cause of...
  • City jail probe widens

    City jail probe widens
    Investigators looking into alleged corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center appear to have made a major breakthrough this week when Black Guerrilla Family prison gang leader Tavon White, the inmate accused of masterminding a drug- and contraband-...