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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 - 9/12/19 - 9:32 am

An alleged member of the Heath Street gang, whom the feds say ran a "successful" coke and heroin ring in and around the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain, was arrested yesterday on federal charges he sold drugs in stairwells in the development. 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 - 6/21/19 - 1:24 pm

State Police report a man was arrested yesterday for allegedly stabbing a man during a fight inside Suffolk Superior Court on Jan. 2 - after somehow slipping a knife past security. 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 - 4/27/19 - 11:34 am

The US Attorney's office this week announced the arrests of 14 people it said were some of the founders of a new Brazilian gang in the Boston area that was beginning to make a name for itself through gun and drug sales - and armed robberies, home invasions and kidnappings. Read more.

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 - 10/3/18 - 9:42 am

A member of the 18th Street Gang caught with a gun after a drug deal in Somerville last year - a gun he may have acquired as protection after he was beaten and stabbed by MS-13 members - was sentenced yesterday to a year and a day in prison. Read more.

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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