gangs

By - 5/16/18 - 8:20 pm
Little Crazy

Jose "Little Crazy" Vasquez today pleaded guilty to a RICO charge for his role in trying to hide evidence of the murder of Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, of Chelsea on Falcon Street in East Boston in January, 2016. He faces up to 18 years in prison at his Aug. 30 sentencing.

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By - 5/9/18 - 7:25 pm
Demente

Edwin "Demente" Diaz, 20, pleaded guilty today to being one of the MS-13 members who repeatedly stabbed a suspected member of a rival gang on Falcon Street in East Boston - as other members were shooting him - in January, 2016.

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By - 4/26/18 - 2:46 pm

Jarrod "Rizz" Simmons, 21, yesterday pleaded guilty to distribution of controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a public housing facility. Read more.

By - 4/24/18 - 8:29 pm

Rigoberto "Ninja" Mejia, 32, admitted today he pumped bullets into Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, as other MS-13 members were busy stabbing the teen. Read more.

By - 4/23/18 - 8:02 pm
Three MS-13 members convicted

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.

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By - 4/11/18 - 7:46 pm
Cuervo

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.

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By - 4/2/18 - 11:45 am
Melara

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.
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By - 3/30/18 - 11:21 pm
Two admitted MS-13 members

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.

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By - 3/16/18 - 11:38 pm
Demente

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.

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By - 3/12/18 - 9:46 pm

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.

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By - 2/12/18 - 11:17 pm

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.

By - 1/29/18 - 7:01 pm
Menjiva

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.

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By - 1/10/18 - 10:44 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Crisostomo Lopes's sentence of life without parole for his role in the murder of 14-year-old Nicholas Fomby-Davis on Bowdoin Street in 2010 - as a Boston gang officer watched helplessly from down the street. Read more.

By - 1/8/18 - 5:15 pm

Boston Police report nine people were charged after a two-year investigation by Boston and federal investigators into drug and gun crimes by member of the Heath Street Gang at the Mildred Hailey Apartments, formerly known as Bromley-Heath. Read more.

By - 12/18/17 - 4:01 pm
Animal

A member of an MS-13 "clique" in East Boston pleaded guilty last week to fatally stabbing Irvin de Paz, 15, on Trenton Street as part of a successful effort to increase his standing in the gang in 2015.

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By - 11/30/17 - 6:49 pm
Street Danger

Henry Josue "Street Danger" Parada Martinez, 22, pleaded guilty yesterday to racketeering charges that include the murder of Wilson Martinez, 15, whose body, stabbed repeatedly, was found on Constitution Beach on Sept. 7, 2015, the US Attorney's office reports.

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By - 11/28/17 - 2:32 pm
Chucky

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.

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By - 11/21/17 - 4:05 pm
Tremendo

A federal jury today convicted Rafael "Tremendo" Leoner Aguirre, 22, on a variety of racketeering charges that could land him in prison for 20 years, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Among the acts for which he was convicted: Read more.

By - 11/9/17 - 9:37 am

WBZ reports on the Boston Uncornered program.

We’re not rewarding them for their negative behavior. What we’re saying is you’ve made mistakes that have hurt your whole community. If you want to do the right thing, we’re here for you.

And don't worry, Trumpies - the program is privately funded, just the way you like it.

By - 10/27/17 - 10:20 pm
Cilindro

The US Attorney's office reports that David "Cilindro" Lopez, 22, pleaded guilty today to RICO charges related to a 2014 attack that left a rival gang member near death with gunshot and knife wounds and a conspiracy to murder an MS-13 member suspected of cooperating with police.

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