*** MS-13 member who raped 8-year-old girl after returning to the United States following an earlier deportation to El Salvador pleads guilty to illegal re-entry in Fairfax County, VA.
*** Dirty cop pleads guilty to racketeering in Latin Kings case in Chicago, IL:
Alex Guerrero, a Chicagoan in his early 40s, was accused of robbing drug traffickers and turning over the proceeds to the Latin Kings. Guerrero and his former partner on the Chicago police force, Antonio Martinez Jr., allegedly used their police-issued unmarked vehicle, guns, body armor and badges to commit the crimes under the guise of legitimate police operations.
*** Police target the Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords in raids against drug markets in Chicago, IL.
*** Nine Vice Lords members sentenced for gangland violence in Nashville, TN.
*** Two Mexican Mafia members plead guilty for their roles in the gang's drug operations in South Texas which included using threats and violence to extort a 10% street tax dubbed "the dime" on dealers.
*** Seven suspected Bloods charged with kidnapping a former member who wanted out of the gang in Bergen County, NJ.
*** Feds target the LRGP Crew in Buffalo, NY: "The LRGP has been designated a violent street gang and has been involved in drug dealing, street-level violence and the use of firearms," said Christopher M. Piehota, special agent in charge of the FBI office in Buffalo."
*** A reputed SUR-13 member gets 131 months on racketeering and firearms convictions in Manatee, FL.