Former Gang Leader Sentenced

A former Lac Courte Oreilles Latin King street gang leader will spend the next 20 years in prison without parole.

26-year-old Donald K. Fairbanks was sentenced in Madison yesterday. According to authorities, Fairbanks previously pleaded guilty to a charge that he helped use and maintain a crack house on the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation. He also pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine in May of 2003.

Fairbanks was an active member of the Latin King gang for about 3 years. He is the 44th defendant sentenced to prison as a result of the investigation.