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By adamg - 2/17/21 - 11:34 am

A Salvadoran national living in Chelsea faces life in prison after admitting he was one of several MS-13 members who killed a teen in a Lynn playground by stabbing him dozens of times in 2018, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 4:02 pm

A federal appeals court today upheld local MS-13 enforcer Edwin "Sangriento" Gonzalez's sentence of life without parole for helping to murder two teens in East Boston for the sin of belonging to a rival gang by stabbing them dozens of times. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 10:15 am
Federal prison in Mississippi

Lopez's current home in Yazoo City, Miss.

The US Supreme Court this week rejected David "Cilindro" Lopez's appeal of his sentence for being a leader of a Chelsea MS-13 gang - and for trying really hard to kill a rival - which means he gets to stay behind bars until 2033. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/20 - 9:52 pm

A federal judge yesterday ordered the release of a Dorchester drug dealer with two years left on his sentence, because of the potential risks he faces as an older man with both high blood pressure and diabetes in a crammed Brooklyn prison. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/19 - 11:08 am
Tremendo

A federal appeals court yesterday rejected a local MS-13 leader's argument that he "withdrew" from the gang once he was tossed in prison, saying that he continued to direct gang activities from behind prison walls - including ordering the murder of a member he thought had snitched. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/10/19 - 4:01 pm

Nelson "Inquieto" Cruz Rodriguez Cartagena, 25, was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison yesterday for his role in running an MS-13 "clique" in Everett, after which he will be subject to deportation to his native El Salvador, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 9:43 am

A federal judge this week sentenced Nery Rodriguez Diaz, 19, a Salvadoran national living in Chelsea, to 14 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 12:24 pm

WFXT reports ICE agents went into the Chelsea and East Boston courts this week to arrest two men they say are here illegally and who were facing local charges - one an alleged MS-13 member, one an alleged member of the rival 18th Street Gang.

Earlier:
Two DAs, public defenders sue to keep ICE out of local courthouses.

By adamg - 12/20/18 - 2:53 pm
Cheche

A federal judge today sentenced Cesar "Cheche" Martinez for his involvement in a local MS-13 gang based in Everett called Eastside Locos Salvatrucha.

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By adamg - 12/18/18 - 10:41 pm
Brujo

Luis "Brujo" Solis Vasquez, a member of a Chelsea MS-13 gang, was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison yesterday for his role in the murder of a rival gang member in an apartment on Chester Avenue in 2014, the US Attorney's office reports.

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By adamg - 12/13/18 - 11:28 am
Surveillance photo in federal case

Feds say this photo shows Leoner-Aguirre, in the white pants, shooting at victim running for his life.

Aguirre

Massachusetts does not have a "stand your ground" law, and the Massachusetts Court of Appeals today rejected an attempt by an MS-13 leader convicted of a 2014 shooting in Chelsea to try to create a precedent for it.

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By adamg - 11/28/18 - 9:04 pm

Five alleged members of a North Shore MS-13 gang repeatedly stabbed a 17-year-old in a Lynn playground this summer because they thought he was ratting them out, the US Attorney's office said in announcing their indictments for murder. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/18 - 10:12 pm
Murder knife

The knife Gonzalez plunged into Martinez, recovered from the water off Constitution Beach.

Edwin Gonzalez

A judge today sentenced MS-13 member Edwin "Sangriento" Gonzalez to life in federal prison for helping to butcher one teen on Constitution Beach in 2015 and a second teen five months later on Falcon Street because he thought they were members of a rival gang, the US Attorney's office reports.

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By adamg - 11/20/18 - 11:02 am
Two more MS-13 members

A federal judge has sentenced a leader and a member of the MS-13 Eastside Loco Salvatrucha sub-gang to prison sentences in recent days, in part for their roles of encouraging the murder of a 15-year-old in East Boston in 2015.

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By adamg - 11/2/18 - 3:33 pm

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Manuel "Scooby" Landaverde to 21 months in federal prison for being an MS-13 member and selling a gun to an informant in Everett in 2015. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/18 - 9:07 am

The US Attorney's office reports that Elmer Alfaro Hercules, 20, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of being an alien in possession of firearms and ammunition. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/18 - 10:16 pm
Herzzon Sandoval

A federal judge today sentenced Herzzon "Casper" Sandoval to 20 years in prison for a RICO violation - his role in encouraging the murder of a 15-year-old on Trenton Street in East Boston and two attempted murders.

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By adamg - 10/2/18 - 8:58 pm
Hector Enamorado

A federal judge today sentenced Chelsea MS-13 member Hector "Vida Loca" Enamorado to life in prison for murdering a member of a rival gang and nearly killing an innocent bystander.

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By adamg - 10/1/18 - 10:53 pm
Melara

A federal judge today sentenced Carlos "Chuchito" Melara, 21 and a Salvadoran national, to 35 years in prison for fatally and repeatedly stabbing a 15-year-old on Constitution Beach in East Boston in 2015 - along with three other gang members - the US Attorney's office reports.

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By adamg - 9/14/18 - 8:44 pm

Falcon Street murder scene.

Seco

One of three MS-13 members who hacked a 16-year-old to death with long knives on Falcon Street - as a fourth member fired a gun at him repeatedly - got a 35-year federal prison sentence today.

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