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'Harvey Hustlers' gang members sentenced to 20 years in prison (Gretna, LA): Two members of the West Jefferson Parish based Harvey Hustlers street gang were sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday as part of plea agreements with the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office.
Source: KSLA 12 News    Date: January 29, 2016

Unsealed records: 9th Ward drug gang members admit to roles in double-murder of bounce rapper Renatta “Magnolia Shorty” Lowe, Jerome “Man-Man” Hampton (New Orleans, LA): Two accused members of a 9th Ward drug gang have admitted to their roles in the double-murder of popular local bounce rapper Renatta “Magnolia Shorty” Lowe and Jerome “Man-Man” Hampton in 2010, according to newly unsealed federal court records.
Source: The Advocate    Date: December 29, 2015

17 indicted for Abbeville gang activity (Lafayette, LA): Seventeen suspects accused of being part of a neighborhood-based criminal gang in Abbeville have been indicted, according to law enforcement officials. Charges include racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and criminal street gang violation, said Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson.
Source: American Press    Date: December 23, 2015

Seventeen members of ‘Gremlin Gang' in Abbeville indicted, accused of racketeering and other counts (Abbeville, LA): Members of the Gremlins Gang in Abbeville have been terrorizing residents in four Acadiana parishes, through murder, drive-by shootings, drug dealing and witness intimidation, authorities said.
Source: The Advocate    Date: December 21, 2015

New Orleans gangs Young Melph Mafia and 110ers settled turf wars with gunfire, records show (New Orleans, LA): Wednesday 's (Dec. 9) federal sentencing of New Orleans' Central City gang member Jacobi Boyd centered less on the 28 grams of crack he was convicted of conspiring to sell and more on bodies dropped as result of violent turf wars.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: December 9, 2015

Bunny Friend Park shooting suspect arrested on word of single witness, documents show (New Orleans, LA): Joseph "Moe" Allen, the first suspect named in connection with the mass shooting that wounded 17 people at Bunny Friend Park, was arrested on the word of a single eyewitness, according to court documents obtained Monday (Nov. 30).
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 30, 2015

NOPD: Shooting appears to be gang-related (New Orleans, LA): New Orleans police said they believe the Sunday shooting at Bunny Friend playground was gang-related, and despite the fact that there were hundreds of witnesses, very few are calling in tips.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News    Date: November 23, 2015

Leader of New Orleans ‘110’ers’ gang pleads guilty, gets 47 years, closing out high-profile racketeering case (New Orleans, LA): The mayor didn’t appear for this hearing, and there were no emotional rebukes for Rico “Max” Newman from the families of his three dead victims or from the eight others he was accused of attempting to kill.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: November 20, 2015

Life sentences could follow guilty pleas from reputed 'Mid City Killers' gang members (New Orleans, LA): Two reputed members of a street gang known as the "Mid City Killers" face possible life sentences after pleaded guilty Wednesday (Nov. 18) to federal murder, narcotics, robbery and weapons charges, authorities announced.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 19, 2015

NOPD Gang Unit touts progress in war on murders (New Orleans, LA): The day after three men got life sentences for two gang murders, local law enforcement officials say an unprecedented approach is paying off, but there are some challenges ahead.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News    Date: November 18, 2015

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, police chief watch as killers of Briana Allen, Shawanna Pierce handed life sentences (New Orleans, LA): New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and police chief Michael Harrison were in attendance Tuesday as three reputed members of a violent street gang received life sentences for the high-profile 2012 murders of Shawanna Pierce and 5-year-old Briana Allen in Central City.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 17, 2015

'I thought it was firecrackers,' victim says of shooting tied to Harvey Hustlers (New Orleans, LA): A late night knock at the door woke up a sleeping Rosetta Roussell at her cousin's Harvey apartment. "I got off the sofa and opened the door and that's when the bullets start flying," she told a Jefferson Parish jury Thursday (Nov. 5).
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 5, 2015

New Orleans city officials face off with gang members, give them a choice (New Orleans, LA): About two dozen gang members walked in single file out a New Orleans courtroom Thursday (Nov. 5) afternoon, each stopping to shake hands with the mayor, the district attorney, the police superintendent, the sheriff and the mother of a crime victim.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 5, 2015

Harvey Hustlers defendants seek to refute ties with street gang (New Orleans, LA): Attorneys for two racketeering defendants in the Harvey Hustlers case sought Friday (Oct. 30) to refute prosecutors' assertions that they were part of the street gang's criminal enterprise of selling cocaine and killing people.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 30, 2015

Testimony in 'Harvey Hustlers' racketeering case to begin (New Orleans, LA): Two men described as members of the notorious Harvey Hustlers are on trial this week, accused in a sweeping racketeering case targeting the street gang's ties to drug trafficking and murder. Alcus Smith, 28, and Robert C. Williams, 34, are the first defendants to be tried in connection with the criminal enterprise that authorities blame for at least seven killings.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 29, 2015

Sheriff’s Office: Convicted murderer attacks, injures female deputy in new jail (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans man convicted of murder in January in a high-profile case attacked a female deputy inside the city’s new jail this week, striking her several times in the face in a violent episode caught on surveillance video, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: October 22, 2015

Woman in 'Ride or Die' gang gets 4 years for selling cocaine in St. Roch (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans woman and reputed member of the 8th Ward "Ride or Die" gang was sentenced Wednesday (Oct. 21) by a federal judge to serve four years in prison.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 22, 2015

Leader of gang pleads guilty (New Orleans, LA): The ringleader of a 7th Ward street gang blamed for a litany of violence in recent years — including the notorious Mother’s Day second-line parade shooting that wounded 20 people — pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges that will require he spend at least 20 years behind bars.
Source:    Date: October 13, 2015

Harvey Hustlers gang member pleads guilty to racketeering, drug charges (Jefferson Parish, LA): The last member of the Harvey Hustlers street gang taken into custody received a 20-year sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to racketeering and drug charges.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: October 8, 2015

New Orleans gang racketeering case nears end as three ‘Taliban’ members plead guilty (New Orleans, LA): A state gang racketeering case against eight members of a Pigeon Town street crew known as “The Taliban” all but wrapped up on Wednesday with guilty pleas from three of the four remaining defendants.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: October 6, 2015

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