2 Holland Latin Kings convicted of racketeering

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A federal jury convicted two Holland Latin Kings of racketeering and cocaine conspiracies Friday.

David Casillas and Antonia Rios, both of Holland, face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, according to a release.

The jury found both defendants guilty of racketeering activity involving at least five kilograms of cocaine.

Rios wasn’t found guilty of committing two assaults with intent to murder that were not alleged against Casillas, the release said. He was also acquitted of a separate marijuana conspiracy charge.

The two gang members were charged with 29 other defendants with conspiracy to engage in racketeering activity for their roles in the violent, drug-trafficking street gang called the Holland Latin Kings as result of a two-year grand jury investigation.

The other 29 defendants have already pled guilty to their roles in the Holland Latin Kings racketeering conspiracy.

The sentencing is scheduled for October 14, 2014.

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