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40-Count Superseding Indictment Filed in Connection With “Operation Green Venom,”
A Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Investigation
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James T. Hayes, Jr., the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (“ICE”) Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), and Raymond W. Kelly, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York (“NYPD”), announced today the unsealing of a 40-count Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Indictment (the “RICO Indictment”) charging nine individuals with participating in the “Rodriguez Enterprise,” a massive racketeering organization whose members allegedly sold large quantities of marijuana; engaged in murders and other violent acts; transported and laundered millions of dollars; obstructed justice and committed perjury; and engaged in firearms offenses.
The RICO Indictment was filed in connection with “Operation Green Venom,” a coordinated multi-agency investigation that was led by ICE HSI and first announced in October 2010.