Prosecutors have indicted the men they say make up the “board of directors” of the gang, which has terrorized parts of Long Island.
Mexican officials made the threat after weeks of anger at the surprise arrest of a former defense minister. Their gambit appears to have worked — the charges were dropped.
Federal prosecutors will take more lower-level gun cases, in an initiative that thrusts the borough into the national debate about law enforcement.
Seth DuCharme returns to Brooklyn as U.S. attorney after serving a Justice Department that faced criticism of increased politicization.