Texas Mexican Mafia Leaders Hit with 'RICO' Charges
Posted Saturday, May 24th 2014 @ 4am
14 leaders of the Texas Mexican Mafia, including it's leader Jesus "Worst Ever" Lopez, have been indicted on federal charges of violating the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act in connection with drug trafficking across the borer in the Eagle Pass area, 1200 WOAI news reports.
The indictment claims that Lopez ordered another Mexican Mafia leader to murder one man and attempt to murder another to protect their drug trafficking operation in Eagle Pass.
All 13 are charged with running a cocaine distribution ring and with shaking down other drug traffickers in the Eagle Pass area since 2009.
The Texas Mexican Mafia is infamous form collecting 'La Dima,' or 10% of the profits of other criminals, in exchange for allowing them to operate in Mexican Mafia territory.
While most of the defendants were arrested in or near Eagle Pass, one man was arrested in Bismarck, North Dakota.