Photo: Latin Kings Sentenced
A former Chicago Police officer and two members of the Latin Kings street gang were sentenced this week in Indiana to serve prison time for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy and other related charges, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney David Capp of the Northern District of Indiana.
Former Chicago Police Officer Alex Guerrero, 41, of Chicago, was sentenced today to serve 228 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Antonio Gudino, aka “Chronic,” 31, of Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced yesterday to serve 175 months in prison and two years of supervised release. Brandon Clay, aka “Cheddar,” “Cheddar Boy,” “Swiss,” and “Slick” 25, of Chicago, was sentenced Wednesday to serve 360 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Guerrero, Gudino, and Clay were each sentenced by U.S. District Judge Rudy Lozano in the Northern District of Indiana.
During their guilty plea proceedings, Guerrero, who was a Chicago Police Department officer, admitted to being associated with the Latin Kings, and Gudino and Clay admitted to being Latin King members from an early age. They also acknowledged they were aware that the Latin Kings distributed more than 150 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 kilograms of marijuana over the course of the racketeering conspiracy. Guerrero admitted in his plea agreement that he was responsible for possession of and distribution of 150 kilograms or more of cocaine. Gudino and Clay admitted to participating in street activities to further the drug trafficking and other gang activities.
Guerrero also admitted to participating in robberies at the direction of a Latin Kings leader. Guerrero resigned from the Chicago Police Department following his plea hearing.