Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss charges against Alex Sanchez, the controversial gang-intervention leader accused of continuing to be a murderous "shot caller" for the notorious Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) organization even as he glad-handed local leaders with a message of peace on the ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with a report stating there's a gang truce. First posted at 7:07 a.m. Monday.
A spate of gang-related shootings have broken out in and around Koreatown in recent months, most happening in a neighborhood known as the epicenter of the global El Salvadoran Mara Salvatrucha gang.
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Sam SlovickErick Moreno, aka Sen, left, with Melinda Isordia, Juan Cenizales, Alex Sanchez and Albert Sanchez"I could be kicking it in my projects right now," says Albert Sanchez, intermittently making eye contact and shoe-gazing on the patio at La Fonderie, a bronze and steel foundry on Glen ... More >>
Sanchez.Alex Sanchez, the Los Angeles anti-gang activist accused by federal authorities of diving back into street life and conspiring to commit serious crimes, was granted bail Wednesday, according to Celeste Fremon's WitnessLA.
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Alex Sanchez.Cops were asked by a federal judge to come to court next week and testify in a bail hearing for anti-gang activist Alex Sanchez, who has been jailed without bail on federal charges of alleged involvement in multiple slayings, assaults and extortion.
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Los Angeles anti-gang activist Alex Sanchez, who's still sitting in jail and facing federal charges for allegedly living a double life as a "shot caller" with the notorious MS-13 gang, will get another bail hearing on Wednesday.Anti-gang expert Alex SanchezU.S. District Judge Manuel Real had prev ... More >>
On July 18, in an open letter published on the Homies Unidos Web site, the board of that non-profit, anti-gang organization invited friends and supporters to "visit our office, witness our programs in action, and meet Homies Unidos' dedicated staff.""Without you," the board writes, "our work wou ... More >>
A few hours after anti-gang expert Alex Sanchez and other alleged members of the notorious MS-13 gang were arrested in Los Angeles for federal racketeering charges on Wednesday, the non-profit organization Sanchez ran, Homies Unidos, took down its Web site without explanation. Now that has changed . ... More >>
In a shocking development in the gang world today, the FBI has arrested high-profile anti-gang expert Alex Sanchez at his Bellflower home on federal racketeering charges, according to the Associated Press. Homies Unidos Executive Director Alex SanchezAs executive director of the Los Angeles-based, n ... More >>