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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.

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 reporters 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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By adamg - 9/12/18 - 7:40 pm

A federal judge today sentenced an MS-13 member to 27 1/2 years in prison for his role in murdering 16-year-old Cristofer Perez de la Cruz on Falcon Street in East Boston in January, 2016. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/18 - 9:57 am
Terible

US District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor today sentenced German "Terible" Hernandez Escobar, 30 to 21 years in federal prison for his role in running one of the largest Boston-area MS-13 gangs, which included ordering the murder of a 16-year-old he thought was cooperating with authorities - only he wasn't.

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By adamg - 9/7/18 - 9:46 am
Psycho

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Oscar Noe "Psycho" Recinos Garcia, to 23 years in prison for his role in the 2015 death of a teenager he and other MS-13 members thought - wrongly - was cooperating with the feds. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/18 - 6:45 pm
Jose Vasquez

A Somerville man who led one of the local MS-13 "cliques" was sentenced to 212 months in federal prison today for RICO violations that included trying to slice up a member of a rival gang in Chelsea and helping to dispose of evidence related to the knife/gun murder of another alleged member of a rival gang on Falcon Street in East Boston. Read more.

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