Maria "Chata" LeonA federal district court judge yesterday sentenced the alleged matriarch of a well-connected family of drug-dealing gangsters to eight years in prison. Maria "Chata" Leon plead guilty to two counts of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine."The culpability of this ... More >>
Police Chief Bill Bratton, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and City Councilman Eric Garcetti, along with dozens of police officers, undercover agents and city workers, gathered in Glassell Park Wednesday to celebrate the demolition of a notorious drug house once owned and operated by Avenues gangster ... More >>
A multi-agency task force of 500 law enforcement officers swooped down on members of the Avenues gang on Drew Street early Wednesday morning. The crackdown netted 32 members or associates of the “Drew Street” clique of the Avenues.
The operation, which began at 4 a.m., stemmed from a massive 15 ... More >>