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California Mexican Mafia 'Shotcaller' Gets Life Sentence

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles-area man described as a “shotcaller" or high-level member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang was sentenced Monday to life plus 30 years in federal prison for racketeering, violence and drug crimes. Forty-one-year-old Jose Loza of Whittier was sentenced for allegedly overseeing Mexican Mafia control...

Mexican Mafia Busted for Running Crime in LA County Jails

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wielded the power in the underworld behind bars. The organization made up of leaders from various Latino gangs operated like an illegal government, collecting "taxes" on smuggled drugs, ordering hits on people who...