High-ranking gang member gets 40 years in prison
The alleged No. 2 man from one of the country’s most notorious streets gangs has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Prosecutors say Vincent Garcia, 35 , was a leader in the Latin Kings, in charge of 10,000 members in Illinois.
He was convicted of using murder, shootings and beatings to protect the gang’s drug trafficking business.
Last month, Augustin ‘Tino’ Zambrano – considered the highest-ranking Latin King in the country – was sentenced to 60 years in prison.
During the five-week trial, prosecutors alleged the Latin Kings originated in Chicago`s Little Village neighborhood, but later started branches in other states.
Gang leaders outside of Illinois followed rules set by the Chicago operation.