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Krazy Locos Ruffians Combine for 237 Years Up the River

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Six members of Krazy Locos -- a Lake Worth-based gang -- were sentenced to prison time yesterday for a few crimes.

By "few," we mean the U.S. Department of Justice's Southern District Office says the gang has engaged in murder, weapons trafficking, and providing security at brothels as well as slangin' oxycodone, Xanax, methadone, cocaine, crack, and weed.

The gang's leader -- 23-year-old Jonathan Gonzalez -- was sentenced to life plus 135 years in prison for several of the aforementioned crimes, including two murders.

The other five sentenced -- the oldest being 24 years old -- are also receiving prison time, according to the Palm Beach Post:

Christopher Gonzalez-Chamberlain, 24, was sentenced to 15 years for shooting a Lake Worth man.

Ivan Isidro Santiago, 20, was sentenced to 30 years for training gang members and providing guns to the gang.

Manuel DeJesus Medina, 19, was sentenced to 35 years for shooting and killing two men.

Alejandro Tomas, 19, was sentenced to 19 years for being the wheel man for a shooting.

Itzel Candela-Campos, 21, was sentenced to 40 months for hindering the investigation into the gang.

The gang also had a unique system for how it did "business." According to the indictment, members would pay for people to go to doctor's offices for prescriptions and pay for the pills to resell the drugs. Members would also have to pay weekly "taxes" to the gang, using money obtained by either robbing people or selling drugs.

New Times' sister paper to the south, Miami New Times, takes issue with another aspect of Krazy Locos -- their name, which earns them the title of "Florida's most redundant gang."

"For those of you who don't habla español, the gang's title translates as 'crazy crazies.' And if their indictment is any indication, boy do these guys deserve the name," our compadres say. "At times, the Krazy Locos has been affiliated with another unfortunately named gang: Making Life Krazy, or MLK."

Two other gang members -- 24-year-old Silverio Macedonio-Gregorio and 21-year-old Yolibeth Najera -- are both seeking sentence reductions, which currently stand at 11 years and seven years, respectively.


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