City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo has filed suit to seize an apartment building that allegedly serves as a 24-hour narcotics pharmacy run by the Mara Salvatrucha gang. Also known by its initials MS-13, the gang was formed in Los Angeles by Salvadoran immigrants during the 1980s. The lawsuit was not served on gang members but on Jacob Libman, the landlord of the Pico-Union neighborhood building located at 833
Fedora Street. A press release from Delgadillo's office says:
"The lawsuit seeks an injunction against Libman, aimed at
eliminating criminal activity at the property, as well as civil penalties, attorneys'
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fees and law enforcement investigative costs. The suit also seeks the
appointment of a receiver who would assume control and management of the
property in order to abate the entrenched gang and nuisance activity there."