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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Gary Man Entered A Guilty Plea Of Conspiracy To Racketeering

HAMMOND – The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced that William Salazar, age 41, of Gary, Indiana entered a guilty plea of conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity before Judge Phillip Simon.


According to documents in this case, Salazar entered a guilty plea for conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity for his role and participation in the Latin Kings street gang.  Salazar has been in custody since his arrest on August 4, 2016.


This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the East Chicago Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Gary Police Department, the Hammond Police Department, the Lake County, Indiana, Sheriff’s Department and Lake County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area officers and agents.  The Lake County Prosecutor’s Office also has provided assistance.  The Latin King case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David J. Nozick, Dean Lanter and Abizer Zanzi of the Northern District of Indiana.


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Updated October 26, 2017