A federal jury in Boston today convicted an MS-13 leader and two of his henchmen for the Dec. 14, 2014 murder of Javier Ortiz in Chelsea.
A federal judge today sentenced Hector "Cuervo" Ramires, 24, for firing a shot that ended the life of a Chelsea woman standing at her window.
A member of an Everett MS-13 "clique" pleaded guilty Friday to helping to catfish a 15-year-old to Constitution Beach in East Boston so that he and other gang members could beat and stab him to death in 2015 as part of an MS-13 war on a rival gang.
MS-13 members from East Boston and Everett are the latest to plead guilty, in their cases to RICO violations related to the sales of drugs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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