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By adamg - 10/13/21 - 3:34 pm

A federal judge in Boston has sentenced Lyndon Scott, 32, a member of the Orchard Park Trailblazers Gang, to 117 months in federal prison following his admission that both a saleable quantity of crack and a loaded gun were found in his car in 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 3:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jeremiah Mines, 30, on charges he shot somebody outside 103 Zeigler St., near Bethune Way around 8:05 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 9:38 am

The US Attorney's office reports a federal judge has sentenced David A Woods, 32, to three years in prison and three years probation for being caught selling crack and fentanyl to a buyer who was working for the FBI in the fall of 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 2:54 pm

A federal judge last week sentenced Angel Rodriguez, 29, to 44 months in federal prison on his guilty plea to RICO violations for his role leading the Devon Street chapter of the Latin Kings, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/21 - 1:08 am
Kuykendall and some of his tattoos

The Iron Cross and the "Boston" helped tie Kuykendall to the bodies, feds say.

A Gloucester man who is an apparent member of the Aryan Brotherhood and who has some 35 criminal convictions in two states, including one for attacking a family member here, could be charged with murdering at least one of the three men whose bodies he allegedly dumped at an Albuquerque hospital last week. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 12:08 am
Couple with gun and Belair champagne

Couple with gun and Belair champagne, from FBI affidavit.

Drug and gun charges announced Wednesday against a Malden couple may be only the start of a federal crackdown on what investigators say is an increasingly violent drug-fueled gang war north of Boston in which gangs have been acquiring machine guns to spray rivals and rival turf with bullets. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/21 - 9:42 am

Committee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice on March 9, 2021

CommonWealth Magazine provides an overview of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center's gang database. Key question: Does it actually help reduce crime or wind up hurting people who may not be gang members?

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 - 2/12/21 - 11:49 am
Dante Lara

A federal judge today sentenced Dante "King Nasty" Lara, a member of the Devon Street Kings branch of the national Latin Kings gang, to two years in federal prison on a RICO charge, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 10:42 am
Oscar Pena

A Latin Kings member who may have helped an English High School counselor remove drugs and guns from his apartment after the counselor shot a student in the head was sentenced to a little more than 2 1/2 years in federal prison on RICO charges for his membership in the Morton Street Bricks chapter of the national gang. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 9:35 pm

A federal judge today sentenced Wilson "King Dubb" Peguero, 29, to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for his role as leader of the Devon Street Kings, a chapter of the national Latin Kings gang.

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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 - 9/3/20 - 9:44 am

A federal judge today denied compassionate early release for Joe "Profit" Simmons, sentenced to 7 years in prison in 2018 for selling crack at the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/20 - 12:02 pm
Alexis Peguero

The US Attorney's office reports that Alexis "King Looney" Peguero, 29, pleaded guilty to a RICO charge for his role as second in command of the Devon Street Kings, a Latin Kings chapter whose alleged members included Shaun Harrison, the English High School dean convicted in 2018 of shooting one of his students in the back of the head. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 5:39 pm

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports that Wilson "King Dubb" Peguero, 29, pleaded guilty today to RICO charges related to his role as "Inca" or leader of the Devon Street Kings, a chapter of the national Latin Kings gang. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 10:55 am

A federal judge ruled today that Alvin "King Humble" Mojica of Worcester is too much of a flight risk to release on cocaine-distribution charges that could net him more than 10 years in prison and ordered him kept locked up pending his trial.
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By adamg - 6/16/20 - 11:41 am

G Fredo may be charged as part of a vicious gang, but he wore a face mask in recent videos.

Federal agents and Boston and State Police yesterday started rounding up alleged members of the Norton/Olney/Barry Gang, whom they accuse of being a full-service gang that, when not busy shooting rivals, dealing drugs, pimping women and robbing people at gunpoint, made lots of rap videos, often featuring scenes from the neighborhood, sometimes on rival turf as a way to taunt other gangs. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/20 - 10:28 pm

A federal judge today denied a request from David Wood of Dorchester that he be allowed to await trial on fentanyl and crack distribution charges because the existing conditions he says he has would put him at high risk for complications should he contract Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/20 - 10:46 am

A federal judge today rejected a request from an alleged leader of the Mattapan branch of the Latin Kings gang for pre-trial release because of Covid-19 concerns, saying there is no way she could release him without creating a potential danger to society. Read more.

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