The U.S. Attorney’s
Office for the Northern District of Indiana is announcing federal
racketeering charges against 11 reputed additional members of the Latin
Kings, a criminal enterprise doing business in Chicago and Northwest
The Indictment also
alleges a drug conspiracy in which the 11 plus another additional individual
were charged, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Named in the indictment were
* Jeremiah Shane
Farmer, 35, of Hammond.
* Lazaro Francisco
Delgado-Gonzalez Jr. a/k/a “Pollo Loco,” 27, of Highland.
* Timothy Maurice
Diaz a/k/a “Slice,” 34, of Hammond.
* Sean Michael Pena
a/k/a “Big Body,” 34, of Hammond.
* Marquis Sean
Medellin a/k/a “Kilo,” 30, of Hammond.
* David Ulmenstine
a/k/a “Silent,” 25, of Harvey, Ill.
* Jorge Esqueda
a/k/a "”Silent,” 22, of East Chicago.
* Juan Alcaraz
a/k/a “Silent,” 28, of Hammond.
* Miguel Angel
Marines a/k/a “Egg,” 22, of East Chicago.
* Rafael Cancel,
35, of Hammond.
* Kash Lee Kelly,
28, of Hammond.
* Eduardo Ivel
a/k/a “Little Smiley,” 21, of Hammond.
individuals were added to the existing Latin King indictment pending in the
Northern District of Indiana that had previously charged 26 members or
associates of the Latin Kings. “All of the above, except Kash Lee Kelly,
were charged with a conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity,” the
U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “All of the above, including Kash Lee Kelly,
were charged with a conspiracy to distribute narcotics.”
arrested 8 of these individuals on Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office
added: Delgado-Gonzalez, Medellin, Ulmenstine, Esqueda, Alcaraz, Marines,
Cancel, and Kelly. Two others, Farmer and Ivel, were already in state
custody on unrelated charges. Two of the individuals, Timothy Maurice Diaz
and Sean Michael Pena, are considered fugitives from justice.
Diaz has a listed
address of 6320 New Hampshire Ave. in Hammond; Pena, of 1148 State St., also
in Hammond. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Diaz and Pena
are asked to call the FBI at (317) 595-4000 or the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives at (800) ATF-GUNS.
alleges new overt acts in furtherance of the illegal objectives of the Latin
Kings including retaliatory arsons: January 5, 2013, on Durbin Street in
Gary and on March 22, 2013, on Sherman Street, also in Gary,” the U.S.
Attorney’s Office said.
This indictment is
part of the ongoing effort by local and federal law enforcement to remove
criminal organizations from Northwest Indiana.
“As I have
repeatedly stated, if you are a member of or associate with these criminal
organizations we are coming after you,” U.S. Attorney David Capp said. “It
may take us months or it may take longer but we are coming after you.”