19 alleged gang members indicted for racketeering

AP News
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 4:03 PM

Nineteen alleged gang members have been indicted in Maryland on federal racketeering conspiracy charges.

U.S. Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced the indictment Thursday. He says it alleges the 19 were members of the Latin Kings, a violent street gang. He says they've operated in Maryland since at least 2007.

The indictment says the gang members conspired to commit attempted murders, robberies, arson and other crimes.

Authorities have arrested 16 people in Maryland and two outside New York City. One remains at large.

Court hearings for the alleged gang members were scheduled to begin Thursday.