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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

member of Chicago's Latin Kings street gang involved with grow operation, sentenced to 20 years

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Chicago street gang member involved with grow operation, sentenced to 20 years » Evansville Courier & Press: "member of Chicago's Latin Kings street gang has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a massive indoor grow operation in Hardin County, Ill.

Carlos A. Kamber, 39, of Chicago acted as an armed guard for the grow operation where more than 1,000 plants were seized by federal agents in June 2009.

Prosecutors presented evidence that Kamber had also assisted fellow gang members in the harvest and processing of the 2008 crop which was taken back to Chicago and sold there for more than $1.5 million.

In a stipulation of facts filed in the case, federal agents said Kamber was paid $7,000 cash and received an SUV worth $13,000 for his services. He was also given a Glock 9 mm pistol and a .38 caliber revolver and ammunition for personal protection while at the grow operation."

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