Thirteen Alleged Latin King Members Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges

Defendants Allegedly Conspired to Commit Murders, Assaults, Robberies, Kidnappings, and Arson

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 06, 2011
Middle District of North Carolina(336) 333-5351

GREENSBORO, NC—Thirteen alleged members of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings) have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Greensboro, N.C. for allegedly conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise, announced Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer and United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina Ripley Rand. The indictment was returned under seal on November 29, 2011, and unsealed today after 12 of the defendants were arrested or placed under detainer while in custody on other charges.

According to the indictment, the defendants are members of the Latin Kings, a violent street gang with members operating in North Carolina since at least 2005. The traditional power centers of the Latin Kings are the Chicago and New York metropolitan areas, with thousands of members scattered across the United States and overseas.

“The indictment unsealed today alleges a pattern of violent criminal activity by Latin Kings members in North Carolina,