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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:    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:    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

Feds: New drug ring echoes Young Boys gang (Detroit, MI): A member of the notorious gang Young Boys Inc. has returned to drug dealing, reaping millions of dollars and building a cocaine empire involving his relatives, a grandmotherly drug mule and a soul food restaurant, according to court records.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: September 6, 2017

Detroit leader of Vice Lords gang sentenced to 12 years in prison (Detroit, MI): A leader of Detroit's chapter of a nationwide gang known as the Vice Lords was sentenced to 12-plus years in prison Tuesday. He admitted to ordering the killings of two brothers who tried to end their affiliation with the gang, referred to as the Traveling Vice Lords in Detroit.
Source: MLive    Date: August 29, 2017

Murder trial in alleged gang-related killing set for day 4 (Muskegon, MI): Several Facebook and text messages from a phone allegedly belonging to Maurtice Poole-Knight were shown to jurors Friday. Those messages, according to the prosecution, connected him to the murder of a teen.
Source: MLive    Date: July 31, 2017

Facebook video purported to lead to gang murder shown to jurors (Muskegon, MI): Jurors on Friday viewed the video that allegedly got a teenager murdered because it showed him and others on a rival gang's turf.
Source: MLive    Date: July 28, 2017

Murder retrial is underway in alleged gang-related slaying of teen (Muskegon County, MI): After a detour to the Michigan Supreme Court, the homicide retrial for Maurtice Poole-Knight is finally getting underway in Muskegon County courtroom this week.
Source: MLive    Date: July 26, 2017

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