48 indicted in NorCal gang crackdown

June 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Santa Clara County grand jury has indicted four dozen reputed members of a violent street gang for crimes ranging from drug dealing to murder in the county's largest such case to date.

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Assistant District Attorney Scott Tsui said in a statement Tuesday that 38 men and 10 women from the Nuestra Familia gang were indicted on a three-year string of 77 felonies between 2010 and late last month including conspiracy, witness intimidation, drug sales, weapons violations and murder.

The 99-page indictment also says members orchestrated several San Jose bank robberies to fund gang activities, netting more than $60,000.

Court documents say Nuestra Familia - Spanish for "Our Family" - is a violent gang that has been run from within the California and federal prison systems since the 1960s.

KGO-TV San Francisco and the Associated Press contributed to this report.