The Chicago Syndicate: 7th Street Gang
Showing posts with label 7th Street Gang. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 7th Street Gang. Show all posts

Thursday, June 23, 2016

10th Street Gang Member Sentenced for His RICO Conviction Involving 2 Murders

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced that Douglas Harville, 28, who was convicted of Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Conspiracy (RICO Conspiracy), was sentenced to 210 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Tripi, who handled the case, stated that between 2000 and 2010, the defendant was a member of the 10th Street Gang. As a part of his involvement in the gang, Harville participated in the murder of Brandon McDonald and Darinell Young on April 17, 2006 on Pennsylvania Street in Buffalo. The victims were innocent bystanders who were standing in front of a house when the defendant and six other gunmen mistook them as rival 7th Street Gang. During the ensuing shooting, in which several handguns and shotguns were used, Brandon MacDonald was shot in the chest and Darinell Young was shot in the leg.  Four additional victims were also shot and suffered injuries.

Harville, a 10th Street Gang member also possessed firearms, sold marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, and other controlled substances on the West Side of Buffalo.

The defendant is one of 44 10th Street Gang members and associates convicted in this case.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Prison Sentenced Announced for 7th Street Gang Member in RICO Case

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced that 7th Street Gang member Luis Medina, 24, who pleaded guilty to Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy, was sentenced to 210 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Tripi, who handled the case, stated that Luis Medina, as a member of the 7th Street Gang, sold heroin and possessed firearms. In addition, on April 16, 2006, Medina shot a rival 10th Street Gang member with a .22 caliber firearm. Furthermore, on June 13, 2009, while being held in the Erie County Holding Center, Medina learned that his cousin Christian Portes was killed by the 10th Gang members. Medina made a phone call from the holding center requesting that fellow 7th Street Gang members kill 10th Street Gang members in retaliation for the murder of his cousin. After being released on November 7, 2009, Medina himself fired shots at 10th Gang members.

A total of 18 defendants have been charged in this case. To date, 17 have been convicted.


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