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Indictment handed down on Imperial Gangsters members

Indictment included charges possess of firearm and muder.
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The unsealing of a indictment returned by the federal grand jury in the Southern District of Florida, on July 31, 2014 was announced Monday charging five alleged gang members of the Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation for their roles in multiple murders, a sixth alleged gang member was charged for unlawfully possessing a firearm. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ferrer and Special Agent in Charge Piro of the FBI’s Miami Field Office

The unsealed indictment charged Jose Herrera, aka “Spyro,” 27, Leonel Carrera, aka “Leo,” 25, Victor Lopez, aka “Magic,” 28, Ramon Madruga, aka “Porky,” 28 and Alex Enrique Somarriba, aka “A-Rock,” 27, all of Miami, with conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity, including murder. Brandon Foeman, aka “Drama,” 28, of Weston, Florida, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The six defendants are in custody.

According to the indictment, Herrera, Carrera, Lopez, Madruga and Somarriba are members of the Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation, that Herrera and Carrera participated in the murder of Hockynson Sanchez, aka “Jaxx,” on November 20, 2007, so that they could maintain and rise their position in the Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation. The indictment charges that gang members are responsible for three murders in Miami, one in Chicago and one East Chicago, Indiana. It also includes the murders of Rivky Josma on Aug. 4, 2006, and Mauricio Waikay on Feb. 25, 2011.