Jorge Cornell was sentenced to 28 years in Federal Prison on Wednesday. The former leader of the Latin Kings gang in Greensboro was convicted last November on federal racketeering charges. Cornell was convicted of engaging in a conspiracy to commit murder, arson and robbery. He and his group feuded with the Greensboro Police.
Cornell held a news conference five years ago claiming harassment of minorities in the city. He also ran unsuccessfully for City Council twice. In total 14 members of the gang were indicted in the federal case last year. Cornell plans to appeal the conviction and sentence.