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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana

For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Thomas Kirsch
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Latin King Gang Member Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy

HAMMOND-Miguel Marines, 25, of East Chicago, Indiana, and a member of the Chicago-based Latin Kings, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon to 66 months in prison and 2 years of supervised release following his guilty plea to conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

According to documents in the case, Marines was held responsible for activity involving at least 2 kilograms but less than 3.5 kilograms of cocaine distributed by the Latin Kings street gang.

This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the East Chicago Police Department, the Gary Police Department, the Hammond Police Department, the Lake County, Indiana, Sheriff’s Department and Lake County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area officers and agents. The Lake County Prosecutor’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois, have also provided assistance. The Latin King case is being prosecuted by Northern District of Indiana Assistant U.S. Attorneys David J. Nozick and Nicholas J. Padilla.

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