gangs

By - 11/30/17 - 6:49 pm
Street Danger

Henry Josue "Street Danger" Parada Martinez, 22, pleaded guilty yesterday to racketeering charges that include the murder of Wilson Martinez, 15, whose body, stabbed repeatedly, was found on Constitution Beach on Sept. 7, 2015, the US Attorney's office reports.

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By - 11/28/17 - 2:32 pm
Chucky

Jose Adan "Chucky" Martinez Castro, 28, the leader of MS-13 on the East Coast, yesterday pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge that could get him 20 years in federal prison, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

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By - 11/21/17 - 4:05 pm
Tremendo

A federal jury today convicted Rafael "Tremendo" Leoner Aguirre, 22, on a variety of racketeering charges that could land him in prison for 20 years, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

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By - 11/9/17 - 9:37 am

WBZ reports on the Boston Uncornered program.

We’re not rewarding them for their negative behavior. What we’re saying is you’ve made mistakes that have hurt your whole community. If you want to do the right thing, we’re here for you.

And don't worry, Trumpies - the program is privately funded, just the way you like it.

By - 10/27/17 - 10:20 pm
Cilindro

The US Attorney's office reports that David "Cilindro" Lopez, 22, pleaded guilty today to RICO charges related to a 2014 attack that left a rival gang member near death with gunshot and knife wounds and a conspiracy to murder an MS-13 member suspected of cooperating with police.

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By - 10/26/17 - 7:10 pm
Ramires

Hector "Cuervo" Ramires admitted in federal court today that his attempt to shoot members of a rival gang on a Chelsea street in 2014 failed and that he instead killed a woman who happened to be standing at her window.

Katerin Gomez, 35, died as her three young children watched after she was shot on Oct. 18. Read more.

By - 10/20/17 - 11:06 pm
Chucky

Bryan "Chucky" Galicia Barillas, 20, faces 22 years in federal prison after pleading guilty today to providing the gun another MS-13 member with bad aim used to kill an innocent woman in Chelsea in 2014 and to his role in three failed murder attempts, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

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By - 10/12/17 - 6:20 pm
Flaco

Santos "Flaco" Portillo Andrade, the leader of the MS-13 East Boston Loco Salvatrucha "clique," was sentenced today to ten years in federal prison on racketeering, drug distribution and assault and battery charges, the US Attorney's office reports.

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By - 10/6/17 - 11:26 am
Oliva with gun

Oliva about to sell gun to informant (via court filing).

Three members of the 18th Street Gang - MS-13's main rival in East Boston and nearby cities - admitted yesterday they sold illegal guns in the Boston area before being swept up in raids last year. Read more.

By - 9/28/17 - 8:29 pm
Domingo Tizol

Domingo "Chapin" Tizol, 23 and a Guatemalan national living in Chelsea, admitted today he and another MS-13 member repeatedly stabbed a member of the rival 18th Street Gang in Chelsea in 2015.

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By - 9/12/17 - 3:09 pm
Menjivar

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.

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By - 9/8/17 - 9:58 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Demetrius "Troll" Williams, 30, to 15 1/2 years in federal prison for his role in the running of the Columbia Point Dawgs, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/5/17 - 10:15 am

Boston Police report arresting an East Boston man and a couple of alleged MS-13 pals in relation to a series of attacks in Brighton - and that the East Boston man is wanted for a murder last month in Perth Amboy, NJ. Read more.

By - 8/8/17 - 6:26 pm
Alvarado

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.

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By - 8/2/17 - 8:21 pm
Kevin Ayala

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.

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By - 7/28/17 - 10:55 am
Caballo

Efrain "Caballo" Yanes Vasquez, 35, was sentenced to seven years, three months in federal prison today for his involvement in a local "clique" of the murderous MS-13 gang, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

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By - 7/26/17 - 11:43 pm
Pineda

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.

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By - 7/13/17 - 1:04 pm

A man arrested in Houston earlier this month now faces arraignment on charges in East Boston Municipal Court that he took part in the gang-related murder of 16-year-old Carlos Villatoro-Nunez in Belle Isle Marsh late last year, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/23/17 - 9:44 pm
Flaco

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.

By - 6/15/17 - 5:25 pm

One of the 17 people charged in connection with a crackdown on two Dorchester gangs was actually arrested last November, pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in February and was sentenced in May to 30 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release, during which he agreed to stay out of Grove Hall and Uphams Corner. Read more.