19 Alleged Gang Members Indicted in Maryland for Racketeering

Nineteen alleged gang members have been indicted in Maryland on federal racketeering conspiracy charges.

U.S. Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced the indictment on Thursday. He says the indictment alleges the gang members were members of the Latin Kings, a violent street gang, who have operated in Maryland since at least 2007.

The indictment says the gang members conspired to commit attempted murders, robberies, arson and other crimes.

Authorities have arrested 16 members in Maryland and two outside New York City. One man remains at large.

Court hearings for the alleged gang members were scheduled to begin Thursday.