Security is extremely tight this morning at the federal courthouse in Charlotte's uptown, for the start of the trial of several members of the MS-13 gang.
Here is the federal indictment, filed June 23, 2008.
Read the indictment (.pdf)
In its 86 pages, the indictment details charges against 26 men arrested during a crackdown on MS-13.
Among the allegations: "At all times relevant to this indictment, members of MS-13 engaged in criminal activity including drug distribution, murders, assaults, robberies, and obstructing justice in the form of threatening and intimidating witnesses ..."
- David Enna