Alleged Organized Crime Group Indicted On 140 Counts
DENVER (CBS4) – A group of people accused of robbing businesses and homes in the Denver metro area have been indicted on 140 counts by a grand jury.
According to Lynn Kimbrough with the district attorney’s office, the group is accused of “stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in money, marijuana products, weapons, alcohol, electronics and other property and causing well over a half-million dollars in damages over the course of their criminal activity.”
The group is accused of driving a stolen car through the front of an Apple store.
Kimbrough said the indictment “is the result of work by the Denver District Attorney’s Office Economic Crime Unit with Littleton, Denver, Aurora and Colorado Springs Police Departments, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.”
The defendants describe themselves as belonging to a tagging crew known as “KTR,” according to the indictment.
Among the indicted are Matthew Medlock, 19; Duy Hoang Nguyen, 18; Quan Tam Nguyen, 21; Tran Vu Thach, 23; Jamy Cham, 19; and a 17-year-old juvenile.
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The defendants are each charged with violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act and many other charges.
“The charges allege that theft losses total more than $660,000 and losses from damage caused during burglaries totals more than $650,000,” Kimbrough said.
All of the defendants remain in custody.