Attorney Thomas Kirsch is announcing federal racketeering and drug
conspiracy charges against six members of the Latin Kings, a criminal
enterprise operating in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
Named in today’s
two-count superseding indictment are the following:
* Jeremiah Shane
Farmer, 37, of Hammond.
* Sean Michael Pena
a/k/a “Big Body,” 36, of Hammond.
* David Ulmenstine
a/k/a “Silent,” 27, of Harvey, Ill.
* Miguel Angel
Marines a/k/a “Egg,” 24, of East Chicago.
* Reynaldo Robles
a/k/a “Sneaky,” 27, of Lake Station.
* Mark Anthony
Toney a/k/a “Slim,” 39, of Lake Village, Ind.
superseding indictment alleges a conspiracy to commit racketeering activity
by the Latin Kings street gang and a conspiracy to distribute and possess
with intent to distribute cocaine, marijuana, and alprazolam (Xanax), with
the conspiracies stretching back to 1999,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for
the Northern District of Indiana said. “Today’s superseding indictment
charges for the first time that in 1999, in furtherance of the Latin Kings
racketeering conspiracy, Farmer committed a double homicide during a robbery
of a local Hammond, Ind., business. In total, 50 members or associates of
the Latin Kings street gang have been charged in Northern District of
Indiana as part of this case.”
should send a strong message to those engaged in gang and other violent
crime. We will focus all of our law enforcement efforts on reducing violent
crime in my District,” Kirsch said.
This case was
investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the
Chicago Police Department, the East Chicago Police Department, the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, the Gary Police Department, the Hammond Police
Department, the Lake County Sheriff’s Police, and Lake County High Intensity
Drug Trafficking Area officers and agents.