Former Top Massachusetts Latin Kings Leader Pleads Guilty

The former second-in-command of the Massachusetts chapter of the Almighty Latin Kings gang, whose duties included coordinating violent punishment against members who informed for law enforcement, has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Angel Roldan, 35, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO conspiracy, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Boston.

Sentencing was scheduled for July 7.

Roldan served as the Cacique, or second-in-command, of the Latin Kings in Massachusetts from at least 2018 through 2019, according to prosecutors. When an informant was confirmed, Roldan organized violence against them, even when they were in prison, prosecutors said.

During the investigation, Roldan was also recorded selling a cooperating witness about 100 grams of fentanyl and a gun.

A federal grand jury in December 2019 returned an indictment alleging racketeering conspiracy, drug conspiracy and firearms charges against 62 leaders, members and associates of the Latin Kings. Roldan is the 36th defendant to plead guilty in the case.


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