By - 3/16/18 - 11:38 pm

A Salvadoran national living in East Boston admitted in federal court yesterday that, as a national MS-13 leader, he ordered the deaths of Wilson Martinez, 15, and Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16.

Read more.

By - 3/12/18 - 9:46 pm

Domingo Tizol, a member of MS-13's Chelsea-based Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha "clique" was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a punching and knife attack on a member of the rival 18th Street Gang in 2015 in Chelsea.

Read more.

By - 2/12/18 - 11:17 pm

The Globe tells the tale of a Salvadoran who helped local police and the feds take down the murderers and drug dealers of the local MS-13 groups in exchange for bringing up 17 members of his family from El Salvador and putting them in the witness-protection program. But while he was driving a fake cab and eliciting confessions, he was running his own robbery ring, the Globe reports.

Among the guys he allegedly helped catch was a guy named Scooby from whom he bought a gun.

By - 1/29/18 - 7:01 pm

A federal judge today sentenced Daniel "Roca" Menjivar, 22, to 13 years in prison for repeatedly stabbing a rival gang member and plotting to kill a fellow MS-13 member he thought was cooperating with the feds, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Read more.

By - 1/10/18 - 10:44 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Crisostomo Lopes's sentence of life without parole for his role in the murder of 14-year-old Nicholas Fomby-Davis on Bowdoin Street in 2010 - as a Boston gang officer watched helplessly from down the street. Read more.

By - 1/8/18 - 5:15 pm

Boston Police report nine people were charged after a two-year investigation by Boston and federal investigators into drug and gun crimes by member of the Heath Street Gang at the Mildred Hailey Apartments, formerly known as Bromley-Heath. Read more.

By - 12/18/17 - 4:01 pm

A member of an MS-13 "clique" in East Boston pleaded guilty last week to fatally stabbing Irvin de Paz, 15, on Trenton Street as part of a successful effort to increase his standing in the gang in 2015.

Read more.

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.

Read more.

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

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.

Read more.

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

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.

Among the acts for which he was convicted: Read more.

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

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.

Read more.

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

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

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.

Read more.

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

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.

Read more.

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.

Read more.

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

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.

Read more.

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.