Ex-Mongol President Pleads Guilty
A controversial figure even within the Mongols, Cavazos gained his "Doc" moniker from working as an X-ray technician at L.A. County General-USC Medical Center. A year ago Cavazos, a former member of Highland Park's Avenues gang, published his autobiography, Honor Few, Fear None: The Life and Times of a Mongol.
A number of the 79 members of the Southern California-based, mostly Latino gang who have been indicted on charges ranging from drug trafficking to murder have pleaded guilty, the AP says. A 177-page federal indictment alleges that gang members colluded with the Mexican Mafia to enforce that group's claim over drug territories and its authority to levy "taxes" on drug dealers.
On the day of the October raids, Thomas O'Brien, U.S. Attorney for California's Central District, presided over a heavily covered event in downtown L.A., in which Mongol motorcycles were displayed, draped with the gang's colors. The group has suffered the peculiar ignominy of being barred by a federal judge from displaying its own insignia on clothing and on its Web site.