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Twins who became 'significant rats' to cartel await sentence

Twins who became 'significant rats' to cartel await sentence

This undated photo from a wanted poster released by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Pedro Flores, left, and his twin brother, Margarito Flores. The brothers are scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, Jan, 27, 2015, at federal court in Chicago on drug trafficking charges. The Flores twins cut dea…

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Twins who became 'significant rats' to cartel await sentence

Twins who became 'significant rats' to cartel await sentence

CHICAGO — In the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico’s most notorious cartel lord, eventually building a nearly $2 billion franchise that spanned much of North America.

January 26, 2015 1:48 pmLoading…
Heroin's journey through Arizona feeds growing demand

Heroin's journey through Arizona feeds growing demand

Traffickers will use any means to smuggle heroin and other drugs into the United States. 

January 11, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Fitz Blog: This just in

Fitz Blog: This just in

Notorious mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger was sentenced Thursday to life in Congress, plus 5 years on "K" Street. Convicted of racketeering, murder, extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice the court ruled, “ this heartless sociopath , who amassed millions, is more than qualifie…

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Shoplifter gets two years in prison

A Tucson woman who was part of an organized shoplifting crew was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday.

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New sentencing date set for man in Arizona border agent’s death

New sentencing date set for man in Arizona border agent’s death

A Sept. 10 sentencing date has been set for a Mexican man who pleaded guilty in the 2010 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death revealed the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling investigation.

June 03, 2013 11:00 am

Man gets 14 years in Arizona beheading case

PHOENIX – A man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his murder conviction in a 2010 beheading of a man in Arizona who police say had stolen drugs from a Mexican drug cartel.

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Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1: Mexican drug kingpin Guzman

Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1: Mexican drug kingpin Guzman

CHICAGO — A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the city’s new Public Enemy No. 1 — the same notorious label assigned to Al Capone at the height of the Prohibition-era gang wars.

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Judge to sentence 2 men in Fast and Furious case

PHOENIX — Two men are set for sentencing Monday in Phoenix for their acknowledged roles as “straw buyers” for a gun smuggling ring that was monitored in the government’s botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

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Arizona woman to be sentenced in Fast and Furious case

PHOENIX — A federal judge is scheduled to sentence a woman today who admitted to aiding at a gun smuggling ring that was monitored in the government’s botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

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Violent street gang: US targets finances of MS-13

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration declared the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 to be an international criminal group on Thursday, an unprecedented crackdown targeting the finances of the sprawling U.S. and Central American gang infamous for hacking and stabbing victims with machetes.

October 11, 2012 4:06 pm
'Fast and Furious' report excuses Holder, slams others in Justice Dept.

'Fast and Furious' report excuses Holder, slams others in Justice Dept.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz referred over a dozen people for possible disciplinary action for their roles in Operation Fast and Furious. A report on the operation released today did not criticize Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Ex- Bonanno crime family captain given 10 years in NYC

A former captain of the Bonanno crime family has been sentenced in New York to 10 years in prison for his role in a pair of mob hits.

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