The Madeleine Brand Show for February 17th, 2011

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

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

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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