Indiana Imperial Gangsters boss sentenced to life in prison

Juan Briseno, known as Tito, 25, of Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced to a total of six life sentences plus 10 years in prison for five counts of murder in aid of racketeering and other RICO-related charges, according to Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell and U.S. Attorney David A. Capp. The sentences will run consecutively.

Briseno was convicted of engaging in a RICO conspiracy, engaging in a drug distribution conspiracy, five counts of murder in aid of racketeering and one count of attempted murder in aid of racketeering on March 6, 2015.

According to evidence presented at trial, Briseno was a leader of the 149th Street Imperial Gangsters, a violent subgroup of the Imperial Gangsters based in East Chicago, Ind.
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