Two men. Both referee. Different sports. Different rules. But with a very similar past. Though both John McCarthy and Bob Delaney are now refereeing sports matches, they began their career stopping people from committing crimes or busting them after the fact. One thing all men – be they athletes or mobsters – learned the…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 7, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments
Five members of the international street gang “Mara Salvatrucha,” also known as MS-13, Thursday admitted their roles in a variet of crimes including racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder, extortion and drug trafficking.…Continue
Eight members of La Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, were found guilty of multiple racketeering charges by a federal jury today, after a 16-week trial. All defendants were members of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha (PLS) Clique of MS-13, with three serving as “First Word,” or leader.
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Rene Mendez Mejia, also known as “Zorro,” a member of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13 street gang, was sentenced yesterday to 45 years in prison for the double murder of a young mother and child.
22-year-old Mejia and two other MS-13 members, Adalberto Ariel Guzman and Juan Garcia, shot and killed…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 19, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments
A federal jury delivered guilty verdicts today against four members of the street gang “La Mara Salvatrucha,” or “MS-13,” who were on trial for participating in a racketeering conspiracy. The convictions stem from the multiple acts of violence committed by the defendants for the benefit of the criminal enterprise, including…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 13, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
A five-week operation, dubbed Project Shadowfire, led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) netted 1,133 arrests, including more than 900 transnational criminal gang members and others associated with transnational criminal activity, like drug trafficking, human…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Arnolvin Umanzor Velasquez, also known as “Momia” and “Lito,” a member of the Brentwood Locos Salvatruchas (BLS) clique of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13 street gang, pleaded guilty today to his involvement in the December 18, 2011 execution-style murders of two brothers, Ricardo and Enston Ceron. Velasquez faces a…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2016 at 5:27pm — No Comments
The Boston branch of La Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, took a big hit last Friday morning when 56 alleged leaders, members, and associates of the criminal organization were indicted on federal racketeering conspiracy charges, including charges related to murder and drug trafficking.
Over 400 federal,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2016 at 7:29am — No Comments
Juan Garcia, also known as “Cruzito,” a member of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13 street gang, was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for his involvement in the murder of a young mother and her child. After the murder he and his co-conspirators had fled to El Salvador resulting in his placement on the FBI’s…Continue
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Mexican criminal organizations are the biggest drug threat to the United States, the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment by the DEA reports. They already are the primary suppliers of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, but continue to ramp up production and trafficking to flood drug markets in the U.S. “These groups are…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 9, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments
A federal judge described him as an “extremely dangerous” man who killed people for “sport.” Carlos Ortega’s young age, teeny appearance, and big ears disguised his murderous personality. But on the streets of El Salvador and New York, his ruthlessness became known very quickly.
Ortega illegally entered the United States arriving from El…Continue