Daniel Menjivar, 22, pleaded guilty yesterday to participation in racketeering and attempted murder for participating in the 2014 stabbing and shooting of a rival gang member who somehow survived the attack, the US Attorney's office reports.
Driving on the wrong side of the road on the North Shore of Long Island proved to be the undoing for an alleged MS-13 member charged with opening fire on a member of a rival gang on the Maverick Square Blue Line platform in a fusillade that also sent a second person to the hospital in January, 2016.
MS-13 member Kevin Ayala, 23, was sentenced today to 42 months in federal prison for his role in shooting one member of the rival 18th Street gang and beating another, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Angel "Bravo" Pineda, 21, of Revere, was sentenced to 93 months in federal prison today after admitting involvement in a criminal conspiracy and for his role in a failed bid to kill a leader of a rival gang, the US Attorney's office reports.
Santos "Flaco" Portillo Andrade, the leader of the MS-13 East Boston Loco Salvatrucha "clique," agreed to plead guilty today to RICO charges related to his involvement in "an aggravated assault, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking," the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A man whose actual identity remains in question faces federal racketeering and gun charges as part of an overall federal and local investigation that resulted in dozens of indictments last year.
A second man was also charged with new MS-13-related racketeering charges in an indictment released this week. Read more.
Elenilson Gustavo Gonzalez-Gonzalez, also known as Siniestro, was nabbed today on Paris Street in East Boston, the US Attorney's office reports.
Christian "Catracho" Alvarado, 28, yesterday pleaded guilty to participation in a criminal conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Alvarado, indicted last year along with 60 other alleged MS-13 members in the Boston area, belonged to the gang's East Boston Locos Salvatrucha "clique," the feds say. Read more.
Boston.com reports on a court transcript related to the death of Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, whom local MS-13 members allegedly found in the central Mass. area where he'd been relocated by police after he agreed to testify against MS-13 members, then killed him and dumped his body on Falcon Street in East Boston.
When federal officials announced the indictments of 56 alleged MS-13 members on charges that included the murder of three teens in East Boston, city and school officials began working on programs to keep kids at East Boston High School out of gangs.
But after hearing parents and residents complain at a community meeting tonight that gangs were reaching kids even younger than that, Mayor Walsh said he's going to insist efforts begin in first grade. Read more.
The 64-page federal indictment against alleged local members of the murdering, drug-running MS-13 provides some details on the gang-war murders of three teenagers in East Boston between September and January: Two were killed by gang members looking for promotions by proving they could murder somebody while the third died because gang leaders had decided at a meeting to step up its wars with rivals across the eastern US. Read more.
Federal and local authorities are reporting the arrest of 56 MS-13 gang members, who they say recruited young teens at East Boston, Chelsea and Everett high schools and are to blame for five murders and 14 attempted murders of rival gang members since 2014 - including three teens murdered in East Boston over the past four months. Read more.
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