U.S. Justice Department charges seven men in racially motivated firebombing

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Posted: Jul 07, 2016 2:48 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven Los Angeles men were charged for the firebombing of African American residences in a May 2014 incident that occurred in the city's Boyle Heights neighborhood, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday.

The 10-count indictment alleges the men targeted African American residents and used firebombs to intimidate them to leave their homes. The men were also charged for involvement in a street gang known as the Big Hazard, the department said.

(Reporting by Adam DeRose; Editing by Tim Ahmann)