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Zygi Wilf Strikes Back At NJ Court Ruling

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf has appealed a court ruling requiring him and his family to pay $100 million in damages and legal fees over a broken deal to develop an apartment complex in his home state of New Jersey. Wilf, his brother Mark Wilf and cousin Leonard Wilf filed their appeal Wednesday in New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division.

01/09/2014

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Vikings: Lawsuit Won’t Affect Team Or Stadium Plan

The Minnesota Vikings say a lawsuit against their ownership group will in no way affect the team’s finances or plans for a new stadium. Vikings vice president of public affairs Lester Bagley says a 21-year legal fight between Zygi, Mark and Leonard Wilf and their partners in an apartment complex in New Jersey is “a private business matter.”

08/06/2013

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American Indian Gang Trio Face Racketeering Trial

Three members of a violent American Indian gang known for terrorizing people from the Twin Cities to reservations in greater Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond went on trial Tuesday in what authorities call one of the largest gang cases to come out of Indian Country.

01/22/2013

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American Indian Gang Trio Face Racketeering Trial

Three members of a violent American Indian gang are facing trial in what prosecutors say is one of the largest gang cases to come out of Indian Country.

01/22/2013

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‘Beat Down Posse’ Leader Sentenced To 15 Years

The head of the “Beat Down Posse” has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for racketeering.

03/01/2012

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Man Accused Of Operating ID Theft Ring Arrested

A 55-year-old West St. Paul man was arrested Wednesday by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office for his alleged involvement with a large-scale identity theft ring that included credit card fraud, theft and counterfeit checks.

02/22/2012

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6 Plead Not Guilty In ‘Native Mob’ Indictment

Six individuals indicted for alleged connections with organized crime have pleaded not guilty to charges filed against them.

01/27/2012

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DOJ Indicts 24 Alleged Members Of ‘Native Mob’

An indictment was unsealed by the U.S. Department of Justice, alleging an extensive crime ring connected with a number of Minnesotans.

01/25/2012

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‘Beat Down Posse’ Leader Found Guilty Of Racketeering

Joseph Robert Gustafson of Minneapolis was using his bail bond business as a front, but was really the leader of the “Beat Down Posse” gang, which is based in north Minneapolis.

01/20/2012

Joseph Gustafson Jr. has been charged with 14 separate criminal counts for allegedly organizing the so-called "Beat Down Posse." (credit: Hennepin County Jail)

Man Charged In ‘Beat Down Posse’ Crime Ring

A man prosecutors say masterminded an organized crime ring involving threats, beatings and worse throughout North Minneapolis has been charged with 14 criminal counts.

02/24/2011

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