The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Mexican Mafia" ...
Ex-gang member and alleged Mexico Mafia member Hector Marroquin, Sr. founded a gang-prevention program in Los Angeles in 1997 that was supported by nearly $1.5 million from the City COuncil. Using FOIA requests and over 50 interviews, L.A. Weekly reporters Jeffrey Anderson and Christine Pelisek point out that the program had no oversight, no means of measuring its success in keeping children out of gangs. They also uncovered nepotism, and evidence suggesting Marroquin was a member of the Mexican Mafia while he ran the anti-gang program.
Tags: L.A. Bridges; gang intervention programs; Hector Marroquin; Networks Organizing for Gang Unity and Neighborhood Safety; N.O. G.U.N.S; L.A. County Probation Department; Mexican Mafia; drug trade; FOIA; Community Development Department; DEA; Drug Enforcement Administration; L.A. Sherriff's Department; Diversified Strategies for Organizing; People Works, Inc.; Central Recovery Development Project; Toberman Settlement House;
The Center for Investigative Reporting did a series of binational reports on the inner relationships of Northern California farm town gangs to the Nuestra Familia prison gang, and on law enforcement's questionable use of informants to infiltrate the gang. For years, Nuestra Familia and its rival prison gang the Mexican Mafia have controlled much of California's drug trade.
The New Times Reports on crimes committed by an FBI informant while on the federal payroll. The FBI turned a blind eye to a murder conspiracy plot, narcotics trafficking and other crimes, while their case built. When things went sour they arrested their informant on parole violations.
This file contains 10 distinct crime stories all relating to organized crime in the Phoenix area. It includes Sammy "the Bull" Gravano's drug dealing, Operation Second Hand, Gangs using attorneys to smuggle contraband into jails, the New Mexican Mafia, and the bribing of public officials in the building of Turf Paradise horse track
The Arizona Republic reports "two stories on organized crime. The first involves Mafia enforcer Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, who had moved to Arizona and launched a secret life. The second story is about a Mexican Mafia syndicate headed by the Cisneros brothers, who escaped prosecution due to the murders of government witnesses."
Tags: FOIA; Department of Motor Vehicles; DMV; Registrar of Contractors; Office State Corporation Commission; unsolved homicide; FBI Federal Bureau of Investigations; Salvatore Gravano; New York Mob; John Gotti; hit man; La Cosa Nostra; Witness Protection Program
The Mexican Mafia is on of the most ruthless criminal organization in the United States. Run from inside the walls of California's highest security prisons, the Mexican Mafia -- called "La Eme" in Spanish -- exerts control over thousands of Latino gang members on the streets of Los Angeles and other cities.