1976 - North side.
See the other page for the 16 year-old who testified against Compa in 1976 and found buried in the snow, shot in the heart, 1979.
1980s - South side.
King Gentle from the Boulevards tricked on the Novak brothers and was killed for that.
1994 - North side.
A North side king named Victor Spiezio testified against the nation enforcer, William Cabrera, for ordering a hit against an IDOC officer William Kush, who was killed when whacked in the head by metal pipes by 2 kings in 1989.
1997 federal raids, July 1997 (Lathrop Homes) and Sept. 1997 (Humboldt Park).
July 1997 - Lathrop Homes.
Investigation started August 1995 as FBI + CPD, with 3 snitches from the projects, 2 of which wore body cameras. 18 arrested on July 24.
September 1997 - Humboldt Park.
Investigation started as listening to Lord Gino's phone conversations 1995-1997. Complaint published Sept. 17, 1997.
1998 - the North side king who testified against Lord Gino.
my whole objective was Lord Gino try to take me down I never testify against none of my brothers I never testified on the nation I only did a stained floor Gino his wife [and] Popeye that were trying to get me set up and killed and take my money it's all in black and white what they were planning to do to me extorting $10,000 a month from me per month $10,000 taking my houses away for they can live in and use it as a drug building on the other buildings
And only reason I relocated to another state because I got tired of getting shot at and God always looked out for me to this day I have four attempts on my life on shootings one of them here in Florida and enough I'm not about to hide and run away
2420 N. Kedzie.
That was your building?
One building on Armitage and Whipple 4 storefront 18 units I had another one on Kedzie don't have the address another one I had like 20 buildings I lost everything because of the nation chasing me burning my buildings breaking my cars all this because they wanted to extort $10,000 a month for me because I no longer agree with the concept of doing the devil's work I was trying to help my people get out of the property they did not want our people to empower with school work it wanted to keep us down in the streets
Yes that was my building I had to on the same street I know the one street over post making a lot of money house building condos and Lofts
1999 - North side snitching on South side.
1994, BK comes out of prison.
On May 29, 1996, at the FBI’s direction, snitch met with Baby King at a female’s residence and asked to buy 1/4th kilogram of cocaine for $6,000. He was wearing a recording device. He told Baby King he didn’t have the money today, but will have it tomorrow. Baby King gave snitch his pager number.
The next day, snitch called the female to get a hold of Baby King, he contacted him back and said he could not get it yet. The next day, snitch saw Baby King at the Jaracanda bar on 26th street with the female, where he said he was still interested, but not ready, and he warned him that he would not talk about it on the phone.
On June 7, snitch received a page to call a phone number, which was a landline at the female’s residence. On the line, Baby King wanted to meet him that night. They met around 4 a.m. at the Midnight Hour Lounge on Roosevelt in Cicero. Baby King told him he had the 250 g ready and for him to call him when he had the money ready. Snitch called Baby King on June 10, where Baby King told him he was ready to sell it later that day, but warned him that his supplier, Rican, “gotten rid of them tires again, bro.” Snitch understood this to mean the supplier had sold all of the cocaine. On June 13, snitched attended a function at the Typhoons Dance Club nightclub, in Burnham, Illinois. Baby King told him that Rican would contact him soon.
On June 18, Baby King called the snitch saying he had it ready, but he must talk to Rican directly. Shortly, snitch received a page to call a particularly number, which was Rican. Snitch called, and Rican agreed and said to contact him the next day.
The next day, snitch called the female, and received from her a number that can reach Baby King. Snitch called, and Baby King told him to go to Babalou’s residence. He went there *and the transaction happened*, but Baby King was not there. Snitch told Rican to tell Baby King to call him. Later, snitch got a page from Baby King, who told him he was not able to meet with him because he was on his way to Indiana. The next day (June 20), snitch met Baby King at the gas station on 26th and Kedzie, and they talked about yesterday.
Snitch bought 2 instances from Gallo through Gallo's brother and nephew, 28.1 g of cocaine in Nov. 1996 and 27.8 g of cocaine in March 1997.
July 5, 1997: Tino comes out of prison.
November 24, 1998: snitch met with a person at Yates Auto Repair, 3335 W. Cermak, using coded language to refer to cocaine, telling him he had been told he could get it “cheaper down here.” The person then contacted Tino, whom arrived shortly. He introduced Tino to the snitch. Tino told snitch to go with him to the Burger King on 27th and Kedzie, where they sat down at a table together. Tino offered to sell a kilogram of cocaine for $19,500. Tino wrote his number on a paper and told him to call him the next day.
The next day, snitch called Tino, asking if he could see “it” that day, and said he had the money ready. Tino said he will call him in 45 minutes to an hour. Tino called him back in about an hour and told him to meet at Burger King again. Tino and Daniel Montoya Sr arrived together. Montoya later left to a residence located in the vicinity of 2055 W. 50th to pick up the cocaine. Montoya returned, and snitch gave him the bag of money, and they both went to the bathroom to verify.
On September 23, 1999, BK, and his 2 assistants, Tino, and his assistant Daniel Montoya Sr., and Gallo, and his brother and nephew, were all arrested. Gallo did 17 years, Tino came out in 2005, BK came out in 2007, and Gallo came out in 2018.
2002 - North side Albany Park.
On the early morning of July 26, 2002, the dead body of Tun Tun (Joseph Siguenza) was found in Ronan Park. A king named Lil Smash (Paulscha Joseph) became a government informant following an arrest. On October 15, 2002, Lil Smash met with Cucuy (Antonio Martinez) at Cucuy's uncle's house, and recorded a conversation published to the jury. Cucuy handed over the gun to Lil Smash, Lil Smash asked Cucuy who was shot with the gun, and he said Tun Tun. Lil Smash asked if Cucuy was the 1 who smoked him and Cucuy responded yeah. Lil Smash asked him why, and Cucuy responded he had problems with this mother fucker. Lil Smash left with the gun and gave to federal agents. 2 days later, while Lil Smash drove Cucuy home from a gang meeting, he re-conversated the incident, where Cucuy said he did all 5 shots against Tun Tun.
South side - March 2006 CPD raid.
Mario Vargas "Mars."
There was a Little Mars from Midway kings that had nation-charges on him for snitching. The regional leader had a sit down with him and his big brother Big Mars who was vouching for him and they were gonna produce paperwork to clear his name but then the 2006 raids happened and they both disappeared. Regional leader told him that if he can prove innocent then he would help him, if not he should disappear.
South side - December 2006 and September 2008 federal raid.
It all starts when the family of A/Dawg were arrested, I think, for drugs. A/Dawg was a Latin King from 53rd/Albany, and he joined in 1980. So in June of 2003, the ATF opens investigation into the South side kings with the help of A/Dawg.
A/Dawg tells them about Jesse Guajardo. The feds study Jesse Guajardo, get into his phone calls, and find out that wow - this guy is a fucking goldmine. He could be a real toof if he were on our side. So after they collected evidence that Jesse Guajardo exceeded 150 kilos of cocaine, a.k.a. a life sentence, they nabbed him.
But they did not want to arrrest him in front of his family or other kings. They wanted to keep his arrest a secret. So they waited 2 weeks, having installed surveillance camera outside his unit, monitoring it 24/7. It took 2 weeks until they found him coming home alone, so they quickly nabbed him, took him to their office in downtown, showed him a video of him transactioning with A/Dawg. Told him, life sentence. But offered him plea bargains. So they had him use his phone, and call his supplier, to transact for tomorrow. They gave him wires, recorders, told him every time you about to transaction with someone, to let them know about it, or else he could be responsible for it.
So for 8 months Jesse Guajardo worked for the feds, it ended in Dec. 2006 when he finally sold the #2 leader a kilo of cocaine.
The 1st person Jesse phone called, which happened in the ATF office, was his supplier Danny Aguilar. 2nd person Jose Gaya (Speedy), by telling him that his previous supplier's drugs was not good quality. Jose Gaya's source was Salvador Rosalas.
After the Dec. 2006 federal raid, a Latin King named Milton Shanna (Gizmo) was in Alabama at the time. He came back to Chicago February 2007, and he claims he was afraid he would be next. So he went to the FBI in April of 2007, offered help. They took his number and said someone will phone call him.
So 1 day the FBI phone called him, they met at a Cook County forest preserve. 1st they asked him about his criminal history. FBI says he has a home invasion conviction Jan. of 1998 when he broke into someone's house, by 24th/Homan. So Milton says he broke into the miqueros house, because someone there challenged the kings on paying their street taxes (miqueros were being extorted by the kings to pay a street tax). So this home invasion was meant to be a punishment for if they ever challenged to not pay up.
FBI also asked him why do you want to work for us. Milton said some stories he did not like about the ALKN. 1 story was, in the early 2000s, he was at the bar on 28th/Spaulding, and overheard someone there say he was a 2 6. He freaked out, and phone called his inca - at that time, DK - and DK sent a king to wait outside the bar for him to come out. When that 2 6 came out, plang plang plang! He was shot dead.
On September 15, 2007, DK (as #3 leader) holds a meeting with the 22 incas of Little Village. In this meeting, DK ordered the 22 incas to sell a quarter-ounce of powder cocaine twice a month to fund the national box. Gizmo recorded the meeting.
On September 23, 2007, while watching a Bears game with Tino, DK, and another inca, Gizmo found out he was being promoted to a regional enforcer, replacing Rascal, as Rascal had a violation from participating with 33rd and Morgans, and his crown had been put on hold. Gizmo contacted the FBI about it, and they allowed it to happen. When the 22 incas of Little Village sold cocaine, Gizmo received the profit money for the nation box. And so, in Sept. 2008 raid, all 22 incas of Little Village were part of the 38 raided.
On January 21, 2008, while driving to his mom’s in Little Village, on an alley between Christiana and Homan near 27th, he was false-flagged by rival gangs, and suffered a shooting in his car. He called 911 and told them which hospital he was going to. The next person he called was his mom, the 3rd person, the FBI agent he worked with. When Latin Kings found out he was shot, the nearby sects retaliated. While on the hospital bed, Latin Kings whom finished the drive-by shooting met with him and told him how they shot the person, by 38th and Kedzie, and their conversations was recorded. Gizmo asked the shooters who authorized the shooting, and they said it was automatic, by his boss, DK. The FBI later asked Gizmo to “buy” the gun that was used to shoot, from the shooter, which happened, for $100.
Note: money spent on Gizmo exceeded $71,000, including a truck the FBI bought for Gizmo that was equipped with cameras. It was tough for Gizmo to work a job, be full-time with the Latin Kings, and full-time with the feds, so the feds let Gizmo quit his job and supply him a paycheck to make up for quitting his job.
Sept. 2008, had the 2nd federal raid, after the Dec. 2006 raid. But it finally ends in March of 2009, when Gizmo sends an e-mail to the FBI, saying not much is happening, the money isn't all worth it, and that he felt like quitting. And I don't know the story of how he went to hiding, I'm guessing they faked a story that he was locked up.
Gizmo testified that the 25 Rules of Little Village was still in effect as of March 2009. He and Jesse Guajardo both took turns testifying against the leaders on March 3, 2011. In 2009, Jesse Guajardo was sentenced to 5 years in prison.
Jesse Guajardo and Fernando King.
On June 1, 2006, Jessie Guajardo met with Fernando King in a Crown Town meeting. King discussed how individuals who cooperated with law enforcement should be dealt. King gave specific direction to his subordinates regarding LK members who “tricked.” King advised the incas not to wait for “paperwork.”
“…We are not going to give you the benefit of the doubt. The next day you talking about violating someone else you’re scared out of your fucking head and from that we’re gonna kick you ass right there. That’s what should be happening with all the tricking going on and all the goddamn paperwork. We wait for the paperwork? Fuck the goddamn paperwork get, get, get, dudes, dudes alright unintelligible, he tricked on us. Wait for the paperwork, ain’t no fuckin, we don’t do that no more, man. That’s the 1980s bullshit man. Nowadays, you don’t need paperwork…”
On, November 7, 2006, Jessie Guajardo and Fernando King met again. King tells Guajardo,
“I got a undercover dude that helps me out. Man, dude their on us each, big time, everywhere, every side of town right now is being watched if you’re spending a lot of money, shit like that, they on top of that….they got a few indictments coming down by the end of the year, my lawyer told me, I don’t know what the fuck indictments? Who’s gonna get indicted? He said majority of them are Latin Kings though.”
King discussed the treatment of individuals who are cooperating with law enforcement.
“Yeah, people telling, people jacking mother fuckers, we’re killing mother fuckers that jack sons of bitches, we ain’t tolerating that shit especially mother fuckers trying to get their own something like that. We’re gonna get you. I’m the 1 to tell you that. We ain’t up with all that…. You known, anything, any kind of shit. You know? We got them guys downstate and other guys running around with their money. You know, smashing, tied up and gagged up and fucked up…”
On November 21, 2006, Jessie met with King again, where King discussed raising money for Tino.
“The Viejo is really hurting right now, brother, to be honest, bro. Right now dude from 26t street, that helps gone. I have no more help. The immigration all that shits going on, they fucked my whole business up. The border lines ain’t no pisas coming over here. No more not like they used to, they used flood the border line. Fucking Bush got the National Guard all. These guys [the miqueros] ae being ruined, you know what I’m sayin. You know I had to count on that I would have given the Viejo at least an extra $2,000 a month from what we got and he wouldn’t be hurting like that… And I can’t even do that.”
On November 28, 2006, Jessie went to King’s restaurant on 8200 block of S. Kedzie, to pay him $2,000 for protection for his drug trafficking operations. It was a form of insurance Jessie requested from King. King took him to a 2nd store that he was renovating into another business.
King: Is that 5? [5,000].
Guajardo: No, it is only 2, but hear me out okay, they’re [kilos] going, but I know the situation, this is just a little bit of my profit for you but, asap I am going to toss you the 1 [kilo] that you asked for.
On December 4, 2006, at 8:30 p.m., Jessie Guajardo went to King’s restaurant again, with intent of giving him a sham, or fake kilogram of cocaine. There were 2 other kings present with King, and Guajardo asked King if they could talk. King agreed, they walked to the back of the restaurant in the rear alley. At the alley King walked up to Guajardo, Guajardo reached into his jacket, and said “Merry Christmas” and handed the fake kilogram of cocaine. Said to King “I didn’t want to call on the phone, I told the Viejo that I was coming.” King takes cocaine, walk backs to the restaurant, turns and asks “Do I have to keep it cold?” Guajardo told King not to keep it anywhere “hot.” King reached for a white towel, placed it in between duct work in the restaurant by the back wall.
A/Dawg and Jesse Guajardo.
On September 16, 2003, under the direction of the ATF, at 12:45 p.m. A/Dawg phone called Jesse, which was recorded. A/Dawg said he was nearby and wanting to pick up an ozilla. Jesse said he was not in the area, and to instead, contact his co-hort, and gave the number.
October 3, 2003, at 11:10 a.m., ATF dropped off A/Dawg near Jesse’s place. At 11:20 a.m., they saw A/Dawg walk eastbound to Thornton’s gas station by Harlem and highway, arriving around 11:30. About 11:35, saw him depart the gas station, back to Jesse’s place. At 12:45, A/Dawg phone called the ATF and they met up, he gave ATF an ozilla (1 ounce of cocaine).
On November 20, 2003, a 1 p.m. ATF dropped off A/Dawg by southwest highway and Harlem, he arrived at Jesse’s at 1:10 p.m. Jesse told A/Dawg that 1/4th kilogram of cocaine would cost $5,500. A/Dawg left at 1:18 p.m.
March 16, 2004, at 12:02 p.m., A/Dawg arrived at Jesse’s place again. At 12:15 p.m., ATF observed a black Chevrolet Caprice Sedan depart the residence, with A/Dawg and 2 individuals inside. They drove to a Walmart parking lot. A/Dawg exited, and then the car later departed. A/Dawg said there were 2 Latin Kings in the car, and he bought 250 g with the ATF money.
Jesse Guajardo discovers A/Dawg’s recording device.
June 10, 2004. At 7:36 p.m., A/Dawg phone called Jesse, asked to do business today. Jesse instructed A/Dawg to meet at J.J. Peppers, 6034 Archer, in Summit. At 8:15 p.m., ATF provided A/Dawg with $5,000 in ATF funds. At 9 p.m., ATF observed a black Cadillac Escalade arrive at the J.J. Peppers parking lot. A/Dawg got in. Surveillance observed the Cadillac enter Sterling Estate mobile home community, which Jesse moved from his residence in Worth, IL. Due to the area and counter surveillance performed by the Latin Kings, ATF did not enter Sterling Estate.
While with Capone, after A/Dawg counted out the $5,000 cash to Jesse, Jesse asked him if he was wired. A/Dawg said no. Jesse then took a small item, which the ATF describe as a RF scanner, and waived it up and down. Jesse then took possession of A/Dawg’s device and questioned A/Dawg. A/Dawg had already previously told Jesse and other Latin King members that his employer is affiliated with organized crime in order to provide a cover for his activities. Jesse gave the device to Capone, told him to take the device outside. Capone put the device in the Cadillac. Although A/Dawg received the 1/4th kilogram, he was shorted 7 grams.
On June 16, 2004, at 2:35 p.m., an ATF agent working with A/Dawg phone called Jesse, no response, and then left a voice mail, saying he was the employer who wanted the recorder back and also shorted 7 grams. At 2:40 p.m. Jesse phone called back, but ATF let A/Dawg pick up the phone. Jesse spoke to A/Dawg, “What the fuck is your problem giving this nigger my mother fucking phone number nigger?” A/Dawg responded his employer got your number from his phone book. “You gonna let any mother fucker do what they want to do with your phone? Consider this your 1 and only warning, okay? If I see you, if they catch you, you’re not going to be the same way ever again. Lose my number, forget that you know me, I know who you are and I know.”
A/Dawg has had no further contact with Jesse Guajardo again.
Jesse Guajardo phone conversations.
On July 27, 2004, acting Chief Judge James Holderman signed an order authorizing the interception of wire communications, and interception began on July 30.
On August 2, 2004, ATF listened to a conversation where Individual C phone called Jesse, at 5:01 p.m. Individual C told Jesse instead of “the one” Jesse was “supposed to give tonight” he wanted “another 1, so it would be a whole 1.” Jesse responded he would “try.” Individual C said “they” were coming at 7:30. At 9:59 p.m., Individual C phone called Jesse again, Jesse said will meet in 15 minutes. At 11:23 p.m., Individual C phone called Jesse again, and Jesse said he not want to have “it” in his car, and so the transaction was cancelled.
ATF listened to a conversation with Jesse and his girlfriend. His girlfriend called Jesse that she “picked up the chicken, and it’s 7 pieces short.” Meaning short 7 grams. Jesse responded, “don’t trip.”
ATF listened to a phone conversation with Individual E, complaining, he purchased narcotics, but was shorted 9 grams. Jesse responded “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it. It’s cool. Don’t trip.”
There’s a shit ton of stories here and I’m not gonna type it all, but I’ll summarize some:
2 amazing coincidence stories.
Ramon Ceballos = someone who owes Jesse a lotta lotta money, thousands of dollars.
ATF, along with local police, performed 2 random traffic stops, to confirm the money counted in the car, matched what they heard on the phone.
On 1 story they pulled over someone, who had $999 in cash, but let the person proceed. That night they heard him talk with Jesse on the phone “the police are out here, looking for you.”
Another day when ATF heard a phone conversation of Ramon Ceballos finally paying Jesse $15,900 in cash, they performed another traffic stop where they predicted the car would drive to. When the car in question was stopped, Jesse Guajardo and 2 other Latin Kings, they had them count up all the cash in the car, totaling $15,900. Asked them where/who the money is from/for, they made up a story, saying the money was to buy a house, and the ATF let them keep the cash and let them proceed.
Teardrop Louie and Slimmy.
1 month before Dec. 2006 raids, feds picked up 26th street crown council chairman Slimmy, due to a snitch from Cicero called Teardrop Louie. Teardrop Louie actually transacted with a lot of other members hit in the Dec. 2006 raids, which had an overlap with Jesse Guajardo.
Teardrop Louie and Slimmy are from the same sect, Cicero, where they knew each other for 13 years. Louie knew of the stash house, located at 5632 S. Kolmar, where Slimmy has held demos, for 57th/Cicero. Also assisting the ATF, was Slimmy's girlfriend.
On July 20, 2006, Louie made arrangements with Slimmy to purchase 1 oz of cocaine, at Slimmy's residence. The ATF equipped Louie with audio and video surveillance equipment, and $650. After he came out, he phone called the ATF at 4:40 p.m., and met at a pre-determined location, and handed over the cocaine. He told the ATF, Slimmy said it was only $600, and gave me back $50.
On November 1, 2006 around 10 p.m., Louie and his girlfriend, went to Slimmy's residence where Slimmy, Slimmy's girlfriend, and Loks was there. In the living room, recorded a conversation where Loks told Slimmy to take care of dude (an unnamed cocaine customer), and to get him out of the way. Slimmy told Loks that the customer was going to have to come now because he can only make "it" between 7 and 11 p.m. and that Slimmy got rid of the old spot (stash house) and recently got another 1. Loks left.
Discovery of the new stash house.
Slimmy asked Louie if Louie's girlfriend would accompany his girlfriend, Louie said yes. Then Slimmy said to his girlfriend "If you fuck this up, I will fuck you up."
Louie's girlfriend went with Slimmy's girlfriend in Slimmy's vehicle, a Hummer H2. Slimmy's girlfriend took Louie's girlfriend to 7744 Lotus, in Burbank. As they parked, Slimmy's girlfriend phone called, "Papa Ray, I am in front of the house." According to Louie, Papa Ray is Slimmy's father. Louie's girlfriend observed a Hispanic male come out of the house and delivered a bag to Slimmy's girlfriend, and they drove back to the house. Slimmy did not permit Louie to know the location of the stash house. At the house, Slimmy's girlfriend gave the brick to Slimmy.
On November 3, 2006, ATF got a federal search warrant for the stash house, and found 2500 g of cocaine in the attic, and arrested Slimmy that day. A firearm was possessed in connection, therefore the offense increased 2 levels.
Max life sentence, mininimum sentence 10 years. On February 23, 2010, Slimmy sentenced 138 months.
Other snitches 2006-2008.
Another snitch was Million Tello from 23rd/Homan. He was arrested by CPD in 2006, and started providing for them, and later turned to provide for the FBI in Sept. 2007.
Southeast region federal raids, 2010 and 2011.
Started with Squeaky from 89th.
2012 Little Village.
1 king was put away individually by feds in fall 2012, a former regional inca called Crow, due to a snitch from Cicero called Travieso. In 2010, Travieso introduced Crow to an undercover cop from Peoria, as a king from Peoria.
2012 Southwest region federal raid.
Snitch3 = In 2010, arrested for DUI, agreed to help the ATF. Arrested again spring 2011 for manufaturing/delivery of cocaine. Prior to arrest was paid $300.
On May 13, 2010, phone called Fernando Llanes (regional enforcer from Summit), agrees to buy cocaine.
On June 29, 2012, undercover-cop and snitch2 went to a bar in Summit, met 2 kings. The regional inca Ghost, said he personally knew an Italian-guy from Chicago Heights, whom he goes to help against the kings. Ghost says he does protection-favors from the kings in exchange for services, like bought a cheap 3-flat from him. Italian guy owns a carpet cleaning company.
February 10, 2016, Ghost sentenced 188 months. His supplier was Caballo (Ricardo Juarez).
-On January 26, 2014, Martin Miranda (Scrappy) shot a 15 year-old 2 6 named Miguel Navarrette standing outside a car on the 4100 block of W. 30th. The car he was in was driven by Andres Guerra. According to the Tribune article "Miranda and Guerra were arrested after one of them admitted to someone else that he was involved in the shooting, prosecutors said."