The Madeleine Brand Show

The Madeleine Brand Show is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Madeleine Brand

Armenian organized crime has deep and far-reaching roots in LA

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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An "Armenian Power" gang tag on a wall next to a 99 Cent Only store shopping basket. Flickr/Kevin Dean

An Armenian organized crime gang known as 'Armenian Power' is accused of scamming victims out of $20 million. Seventy-four Southern California suspects were arrested in series of early morning raids involving one thousand law enforcement officers. For more details we hear from Steven Martinez, head of the Los Angeles FBI field office that coordinated the investigation.

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