Councilmen left to explain their support for an indicted anti-gang leader

The office of Councilman Ed Reyes gave Alex Sanchez $5,000 while Councilman Eric Garcetti praised Sanchez’ nonprofit, Homies Unidos, as exactly what the city needed “to help eliminate its gang problem.” Those expressions of support for Sanchez and his gang prevention program based near MacArthur Park now seem awkward at the very least after Sanchez was arrested on federal racketeering and conspiracy charges for his alleged role in a violent street gang.

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Photo of Alex Sanchez from Homies Unidos web site.

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