DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Federal agents are asking for the public's help in finding a member of a western Kansas gang that has been charged with racketeering and a number of violent crimes.
Twenty-four-year-old Joshua Cain Flores, also known as Big Knox, is the only one of 23 members of the Norteno gang in Dodge City still at large after federal prosecutors announced the charges last week.
The gang members are charged under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations act, initially enacted to prosecute Mafia cases. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says the gang preyed on illegal immigrant workers who conducted business in cash and were reluctant to go to police.
Cain also is considered a parole absconder by the Kansas Department of Corrections. He was paroled in December and listed as absconded March 29.