Criminal Justice

Defense Lawyer Named in Federal Gang Racketeering Indictment in Calif.


A criminal defense lawyer accused of money laundering is among a group of about 40 claimed members and associates of a clique of a Los Angeles street gang charged with various offenses in a federal racketeering indictment unsealed today.

The crimes described in the indictment against the Columbia Lil Cycos clique of the 18th Street gang include murder. The lawyer, Isaac Guillen, 48, of West Covina, is accused of laundering illegal proceeds on behalf of the prison-associated Mexican Mafia gang, reports the Associated Press.

An unidentified secretary at his office said he was arrested this morning, the news agency reports, but had no further comment.

Additional coverage:

L.A. Now (Los Angeles Times): “18th Street gang members arrested on racketeering charges”

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