gangs

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. Read more.

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.

By - 6/14/17 - 5:20 pm

Some 17 members of the Wendover Street and Cameron Street gangs were arrested yesterday and today - and 22 guns seized - following a yearlong investigation aimed to stamping out their violent feud, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/9/17 - 11:45 am

A federal judge this week sentenced Victor Florentino, 22, to two years in prison after he'd plead guilty to one count of engaging in the business of dealing with firearms without a license, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/9/17 - 11:10 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Israel Delacruz, 39, to two years in prison for his role in the Columbia Point Dawgs, a gang that started in the old Columbia Point Housing project and grew to include "crews" down the East Coast before 48 alleged members were indicted in 2015. Read more.

By - 5/19/17 - 10:12 am

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.

By - 5/16/17 - 2:39 pm
Demente

Oscar "Demente" Moran, arrested in January, 2016 as part of a local crackdown on the MS-13 gang, is now formally charged with ordering the murders of Wilson Martinez, 15, and Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16.

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By - 5/5/17 - 11:57 pm
Siniestro

Elenilson Gustavo Gonzalez-Gonzalez, also known as Siniestro, was nabbed today on Paris Street in East Boston, the US Attorney's office reports.

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