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November 16, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of FBI agents and Los Angeles police fanned out across the city early Thursday in what authorities described as one of the largest crackdowns to date on the notorious El Salvadoran street gang MS-13. At least 32 alleged gang members had been arrested by Thursday afternoon in the sweep, the latest in a series of law enforcement actions taken nationwide to counter a gang linked to dozens of murders and other violent crimes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Nineteen alleged members and associates of the Mara Salvatrucha-13 gang, including a high-ranking leader, were arrested Tuesday after a two-year investigation, authorities said. The investigation targeted “leadership, shot-callers and decision-makers” in MS-13 connected to its overseer, the Mexican Mafia, said Timothy Delaney, special agent in charge of the Los Angeles FBI criminal division. Authorities allege Thomas “Big Boy” Rodriguez, 35, of Los Angeles, is one of those top-ranking members; he was arrested Tuesday on federal charges tied to methamphetamine distribution.
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NATIONAL
October 11, 2012 | By Danielle Ryan
WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department announced Thursday that it has designated the violent Latin American gang MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, as an international criminal organization. MS-13 has been involved in drug trafficking, human trafficking, kidnapping, murder and extortion, among other serious offenses. The decision by the Obama administration marks the first time this designation has been given to such a group. MS-13 originated as a street gang in the Los Angeles area, composed mainly of immigrants from El Salvador, and has long been a target of Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators.
NATIONAL
October 11, 2012 | By Danielle Ryan
WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department announced Thursday that it has designated the violent Latin American gang MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, as an international criminal organization. MS-13 has been involved in drug trafficking, human trafficking, kidnapping, murder and extortion, among other serious offenses. The decision by the Obama administration marks the first time this designation has been given to such a group. MS-13 originated as a street gang in the Los Angeles area, composed mainly of immigrants from El Salvador, and has long been a target of Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators.
NATIONAL
July 3, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Three young men were killed and a fourth wounded in what police suspect was an attack by the notorious MS-13 street gang. Police were searching for five or six assailants. Witness said that before shooting, the gunmen shouted "Mara Salvatrucha," the formal name of the Salvadoran gang that traces its origins to Los Angeles in the 1980s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Nineteen alleged members and associates of the Mara Salvatrucha-13 gang, including a high-ranking leader, were arrested Tuesday after a two-year investigation, authorities said. The investigation targeted “leadership, shot-callers and decision-makers” in MS-13 connected to its overseer, the Mexican Mafia, said Timothy Delaney, special agent in charge of the Los Angeles FBI criminal division. Authorities allege Thomas “Big Boy” Rodriguez, 35, of Los Angeles, is one of those top-ranking members; he was arrested Tuesday on federal charges tied to methamphetamine distribution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2009 | Esmeralda Bermudez
Shackled and sitting at the front of a courtroom, Alex Sanchez looked on with somber eyes as the judge called him a danger to society and a potential flight risk. The anti-gang worker who could face life in prison if convicted in a federal case was ordered held without bail. Outside the courthouse, dozens of Sanchez supporters -- clergy, professors, lawyers, community organizers and youths from Latino, black and Asian communities -- pleaded for his freedom.
NATIONAL
June 25, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal grand jury in Charlotte indicted 26 suspected members of an international gang accused in a cross-border drug ring. U.S. Atty. Gen. Michael B. Mukasey unsealed a federal indictment that charges people believed to be members of the MS-13 gang with racketeering through a drug trafficking ring that sold cocaine, marijuana and narcotics and with committing multiple robberies.
WORLD
February 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A man wanted by the Honduran government in connection with a bus massacre that killed 28 people has been arrested in Texas, the Homeland Security Department said in Washington. Authorities described the man, Ever Anibal Rivera Paz, who also goes by the name Franklin Jairo Rivera-Hernandez, as the reputed leader of the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang in Honduras. Rivera Paz was arrested Feb. 10 by the Texas Highway Patrol about 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexican border.
OPINION
November 2, 2005
Re "Gang Uses Deportation to Its Advantage to Flourish in U.S.," Oct. 30 The MS-13 gang never would have morphed from a few thousand to 50,000 members if our border were properly secured. The diligent efforts of law enforcement to capture and deport lawbreaking thugs are ruined by the easy return of gang members through our broken and porous borders. Perhaps the threat to our fellow citizens by MS-13 and others like it across the country will generate the resolve and resources to truly secure our borders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2009 | Esmeralda Bermudez
Shackled and sitting at the front of a courtroom, Alex Sanchez looked on with somber eyes as the judge called him a danger to society and a potential flight risk. The anti-gang worker who could face life in prison if convicted in a federal case was ordered held without bail. Outside the courthouse, dozens of Sanchez supporters -- clergy, professors, lawyers, community organizers and youths from Latino, black and Asian communities -- pleaded for his freedom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of FBI agents and Los Angeles police fanned out across the city early Thursday in what authorities described as one of the largest crackdowns to date on the notorious El Salvadoran street gang MS-13. At least 32 alleged gang members had been arrested by Thursday afternoon in the sweep, the latest in a series of law enforcement actions taken nationwide to counter a gang linked to dozens of murders and other violent crimes.
NATIONAL
July 3, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Three young men were killed and a fourth wounded in what police suspect was an attack by the notorious MS-13 street gang. Police were searching for five or six assailants. Witness said that before shooting, the gunmen shouted "Mara Salvatrucha," the formal name of the Salvadoran gang that traces its origins to Los Angeles in the 1980s.
NATIONAL
May 18, 2005 | From Associated Press
Two members of the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, street gang, were convicted Tuesday of murdering a pregnant teenager who had become an informant. Two others were acquitted of all charges. One of those acquitted was Denis Rivera, 22, who prosecutors said masterminded the slaying of his former girlfriend, 17-year-old Brenda Paz. On Monday, the jury will hear evidence in the sentencing phase of the case against the two who were convicted, Ismael Juarez Cisneros, 26, and Oscar Antonio Grande, 22.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2008 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
The deal Paramount Vantage ("No Country for Old Men") options the rights to Samuel Logan's "This Is for the Mara Salvatrucha," about the life of Brenda Paz, a teenage member of the notorious MS-13 gang who was killed by other gang members after becoming a federal informant. The players Di Bonaventura Pictures ("Transformers") is producing; the screenplay is to be written by Rupert Wyatt ("The Escapist"). Logan is represented on literary rights by Rebecca Friedman at Sterling Lord Literistic; Logan and Greg Hunter, Paz's attorney, are represented on dramatic rights by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates.
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