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Felony lane gang used wigs, stolen IDs and checks to fleece area banks, feds say (Grand Rapids, MI): Eight suspected criminals from Florida are behind bars, charged in a ‘felony lane gang’ operation that got money from western Michigan banks using driver’s licenses and checks stolen from metro Detroit.
Source: WZZM 13 News    Date: February 15, 2018

More Sunny Side Gang members now in prison for heroin distribution (Bay City, MI): Three years ago, FBI agents began investigating Saginaw's infamous Sunny Side Gang for running a widescale heroin and cocaine distribution. The probe led to federal indictments of 18 men.
Source: MLive    Date: February 13, 2018

Birthday party ends in rival gang shootout on Saginaw's East Side (Saginaw, MI): A birthday party at a residence on Saginaw's East Side ended in a rival gang shootout late Thursday, according to police.
Source: MLive    Date: February 9, 2018

Additional Members of Detroit-Based Gang “YNS” Charged with Racketeering, Kidnapping, and Trafficking Crack Cocaine (Detroit, MI): New charges were filed yesterday in the prosecution of the northwest Detroit street gang Young and Scantless (YNS).
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: January 25, 2018

Notorious Gang's Members Indicted On RICO Charges (Detroit, MI): Two more members of the Young and Scantless street gang, considered by police as one of the most dangerous in the city, have been charged with racketeering, kidnapping and trafficking cocaine, according to federal authorities.
Source: Detroit Patch    Date: January 25, 2018

Detroit gang leaders sentenced to decades in prison (Detroit, MI): Two leaders of the Rollin 60s Crips street gang were sentenced Friday to decades in federal prison, the latest crackdown on violent crime in Detroit. Chief U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood sentenced gang leader Jerome Hamilton of Detroit to 30 years in prison while his deputy, Darriyon Mills of Detroit, received a 24-year sentence.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: January 12, 2018

Rare in Michigan: Feds in Detroit set to seek death penalty against gang members (Detroit, MI): Federal prosecutors filed a rare "Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty" on Monday in Detroit in the case of a gang suspect who is charged with a raft of murderous crimes.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: January 8, 2018

Gang member 'Sniper' killed the wrong man, witness testifies (Saginaw, MI): A Sunny Side Gang member said his former cohort mistakenly shot and killed the wrong man in revenge for another homicide.
Source: MLive    Date: December 20, 2017

Immigration agents arrest 27 in West Michigan (Grand Rapids, MI): Federal agents arrested 27 foreign nationals in West Michigan during a four-day operation targeting those in the U.S. illegally. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said 21 of the 27 taken into custody had previous criminal convictions.
Source: MLive    Date: December 8, 2017

15-year-old boy fatally shot due to gang rivalry on Facebook, witness says (Saginaw, MI): A gang rivalry and online insults over a slain friend resulted in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy last September, according to witness testimony.
Source: MLive    Date: December 8, 2017

FBI: Detroit Gang Members Busted In St. Louis Jewelry Heist (Madison Heights, MI): Four jewel thieves and alleged gang members from Detroit have been caught by the FBI near St. Louis. Authorities say Tyran Gray, Xavier Grove, Darrell Lee and Robert Scott were taken into custody earlier this week after robbing a Jared Galleria of Jewelry store in Richmond Heights, Missouri. All four are alleged members of the Detroit Vice Lords street gang.
Source: CBS Detroit    Date: December 8, 2017

Gang member 'Sniper' charged with two homicides (Saginaw, MI): Paris Rueda's mother was seated on the wooden courtroom pew with hands clasped, listening as the judge read off charges of murder. On the day she would've celebrated her son's 26th birthday, she was instead watching the arraignment of his alleged killer.
Source: MLive    Date: December 1, 2017

Final 2 members of Detroit's 'Smokecamp' street gang wanted on RICO charges turn themselves in (Detroit, MI): The final two members of a violent Detroit street gang indicted on RICO charges have turned themselves in, according to the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Source: ClickOnDetroit.com    Date: November 9, 2017

13 members of Detroit's violent 'Smokecamp' street gang indicted on RICO charges (Detroit, MI): Indictments were handed down Wednesday morning against 13 alleged members of a violent street gang on Detroit’s east side. The gang is known as “Smokecamp” and “Original Paid Bosses.” Previously the gang was known as the “Runyon Boys” and “Paid Bosses Inc.”
Source: ClickOnDetroit.com    Date: November 8, 2017

Detroit gang police fire on suspected auto thief during foot chase (Detroit, MI): Police from multiple agencies, two law enforcement helicopters and K9 units swarmed a section of east Detroit after shots were fired Tuesday night.
Source: MLive    Date: November 1, 2017

Feds: 12 from Pontiac drug gangs busted for selling deadly heroin-fentanyl mix (Pontiac, MI): Federal prosecutors charged 12 people Wednesday with selling heroin mixed with fentanyl, an often deadly cocktail that's part of a deadly opioid epidemic in metro Detroit and across the country.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: October 18, 2017

Murder charges issued against two alleged Sunny Side Gang drug dealers (Saginaw, MI): Murder charges were issued Wednesday against two men who recently pleaded guilty to being heroin and cocaine distributors with Saginaw's Sunny Side Gang.
Source: MLive    Date: October 12, 2017

Federal jury convicts Saginaw gang member of being part of heroin distribution ring (Saginaw, MI): When 18 Saginaw gang members charged with widescale distribution of heroin and cocaine opted to accept plea deals, only one holdout decided to take his chances with a jury. Unfortunately for him, he fared no better.
Source: MLive    Date: October 11, 2017

Playboy Gangster Crips gang members face federal racketeering charges (Detroit, MI): Fourteen members and associates of a Detroit gang called the Playboy Gangster Crips were indicted Thursday, Oct. 5, on allegations of racketeering activities involving murder, armed robbery, carjacking and drug trafficking.
Source: MLive    Date: October 5, 2017

Saginaw gang leader pleads guilty to leading widespread heroin, cocaine distribution (Bay City, MI): A ringleader of Saginaw's Sunny Side Gang responsible for large-scale heroin and cocaine distribution has followed several of his cohorts' leads in pleading guilty to a federal charge. Now, 17 of the 18 gang-connected men initially charged are in prison or awaiting sentencing.
Source: MLive    Date: October 3, 2017

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