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Two Hoover Criminal Gang Members Guilty

(Portland, OR) -- A federal jury in Portland has found two longtime Hoover Criminal Gang members guilty for conspiring to commit racketeering that included murder, robbery, and drug dealing over several decades. The jury determined 49-year-old Lorenzo Jones killed Wilber Butler in 2017 and 37-year-old Ronald Rhodes participated in the murder of Kyle Polk in 2015. They both face mandatory life sentences in federal prison. The Hoovers originated in Los Angeles in the 1960s and established a presence in Portland in the early 1980s.

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