Dozens of alleged Nuestra Familia gang members were indicted by a criminal grand jury on 77 charges, which range from meth sales to murder. It’s the largest gang case Santa Clara County has ever tackled: 48 people charged in a hefty 99-page indictment.
“This is a sophisticated, complex criminal organization that required a sophisticated, multi-faceted law enforcement and prosecutorial response,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in a statement released Tuesday morning.
Here is a flow chart of the Nuestra Family’s organizational structure, provided by the District Attorney’s office.
The regiment, led originally by felon Luis “Wicked” Barrios, faces charges of a three-year countywide racket that ended a month ago when authorities nabbed a suspect in Reno. Other street names listed in the indictment include “Dopey,” “Turtle,” “Bolo,” “Soldier Boy” and “Lunatic.”
The indictment accuses the gang unit of attempted murder, dissuading a witness, firearm possession by a felon, assault, holding up bank tellers and robbing $60,000 from five San Jose banks with guns and bomb threats.
Of the 48 people charged, 34 are accused of trying to peddle meth. Ten are women, eight have a criminal past, one was arrested this morning and nine remain on the lam.
The grand jury says four gang members—Josef Ryan Oaks, 24; Alberto Jose Larez, 44; Angel Martinez, 30; and Ruben Cruz, 21—shot 38-year-old NF member Martin Chacon in the back of the head at Oakland Road and Charles Street last August.