By Tara Ross –

As the result of a continuing investigation led by the FBI Boston Field Division and the FBI North Shore Gang Task Force, in December 2019, a federal grand jury returned an indictment alleging racketeering conspiracy, drug conspiracy and firearms charges against 62 leaders, members and associates of the Latin Kings.

During this investigation it was determined that Marlon Rivera, a/k/a “King Pluto,” founded the Devon Street Kings Chapter in Boston, and recently was the Inca, or leader, of the Fitchburg Chapter of the Latin Kings.

During this investigation, law enforcement had recorded evidence of Rivera participating in meetings, discussing business of the enterprise, and possessing cocaine base with intent to distribute.

In August 2020, Rivera pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity and on Wednesday, Rivera was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 42 months in prison and three years of supervised release.