July 3, 2006 |
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.
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December 10, 2013 |
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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July 4, 2009 |
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.
June 25, 2008 |
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.
May 18, 2005 |
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.
February 24, 2005 |
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.