Six Tampa gang members charged with racketeering, other crimes

Six Tampa gang members charged with racketeering, other crimes

FBI Agent, Source: FBI

TAMPA, Florida – A federal grand jury has indicted six members of a Tampa-based gang known as “AP” (Alexander Park) on charges of racketeering conspiracy and related offenses. The indictment, unsealed today, alleges that the gang engaged in a wide range of criminal activity, including narcotics distribution, bank fraud, obstruction of justice and violent acts such as murder, aggravated assault, robbery and arson.

The six defendants named in the indictment are Christian Andujar Rivera (26), Irving Diego Bruzon (28), Xavier Chase Gardner (31), Mohamed Nidal Jaber (32), Julissa Collazo (27) and Kyle Miller (33). If convicted on all counts, each faces a maximum sentence of life in federal prison.

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According to the indictment, the AP operated primarily in Hillsborough County and the surrounding area. The gang’s activities allegedly caused significant harm to the community, both through the violence it perpetrated and the illegal narcotics it distributed.

The indictment also notifies each defendant that the United States intends to forfeit all property that may be linked to the proceeds of their alleged crimes. This includes any property or money obtained through their criminal activities.

The FBI, Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office are investigating this case. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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The indictment of these six individuals is a major victory for law enforcement in their fight against organized crime in the Tampa Bay area. However, the battle is far from over.

The authorities remain committed to identifying and prosecuting other members of the AP and any other criminal organizations operating in the region.

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