LA Gang Has $5 Million Tab To Pay

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - City officials say they have secured a $5
million civil judgment against a Los Angeles street gang and 11
members who control the heroin trade in the downtown area.

City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and other law enforcement
officials announced the judgment against the 5th & Hill gang on
Tuesday. Officials say it's the first obtained against a gang in
California.

The judgment stems from a permanent injunction that restricts
gang members from committing crimes and being a nuisance. A state
law allows cities to collect financial damages for harm that gangs
cause communities.

City officials say the gang is known to have a monopoly on
heroin sales in downtown Los Angeles.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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