By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.
If the Mexican Mafia needed guns, they called Fady Esho. If they needed drugs? They called Esho. If they needed someone to collect money on their behalf? 37-year-old Esho was their man or, as they called him, their “Golden Goose”. On Monday, that goose was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
The San Diego native was convicted of playing an aggravated role in a drug distribution conspiracy as well as his participation in an attempted armed robbery ordered by the Mexican Mafia. He was rounded up in an investigation by the FBI-led Violent Crimes Task Force, Gang Group into drug trafficking, firearms and violent crimes being committed by certain gang members and their associates in San Diego.
Esho pleaded guilty on May 9 to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute; being a felon in possession of a firearm; attempting to commit a Hobbs Act Robbery; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. That same day, he also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring with others to distribute over 50 grams of meth.
On his way to rob and assault for La Eme
On June 13, 2018 agents intercepted communications of Esho and Sergio “Shaggy” Sanchez and Jose “Chapo” Hernandez who discussed their intention to commit an armed robbery and assault on behalf of the Mexican Mafia. Their target had allegedly stolen a laptop and other items from one of the gang’s associates.
In response, San Diego Police Department Gang Suppression Officers stopped the Hummer Esho was driving in on his way to the intended victim. Ultimately, officers recovered four firearms, 56 rounds of ammunition and zip ties, which they believe were for restraining the intended victim.
Intercepted communications also revealed that Esho was engaged in the distribution of methamphetamine to several customers, including an individual who on two occasions flew from Florida to purchase pounds of meth from him. Several pounds of methamphetamine, which were packaged and shipped via the United States Postal Service, would have found its way to drug users in the Florida area if the Violent Crimes Task Force, Gang Group had not intervened.
“Taking this Mexican Mafia member off the street for three decades is a big win for public safety,” said U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer. “This significant sentence will prevent the defendant, who was a violent firearms and drug trafficker in addition to being a Mexican mafia member, from further menacing our community.”
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