(MARYLAND) Justice Dept Court Report: MS-13 Member Sentenced to 35 Years’ Imprisonment for Racketeering Conspiracy and Other Violent Crimes #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.21: Moises Alexis Reyes-Canales, aka Psicopata, aka Convicto, 23, of Annapolis, pleaded guilty to the offenses on May 5. According to court documents, Reyes-Canales was a member and associate of MS-13 and participated in a racketeering conspiracy that included assaults, murder, attempted murder, robbery and drug trafficking.

#AceDailyNews reports that a Maryland man was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, murder and attempted murder in aid of racketeering, and other charges in connection with his La Mara Salvatrucha, aka “MS-13” gang, activities between 2015 and 2019.

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Specifically, in 2016, Reyes-Canales participated in the murder of a suspected rival gang member and conspired and attempted to murder two victims in Annapolis. In addition, between January 2016 and February 2017, Reyes-Canales and other MS-13 members/associates sold cocaine and marijuana to raise funds for the gang. The drug proceeds were used to purchase more narcotics and weapons, and to send to MS-13 members and associates in other states and in El Salvador.

“Due to the diligent work of our law enforcement partners and the department prosecutors in this case, Reyes-Canales and his MS-13 co-defendants will no longer be able to victimize the Annapolis community,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “Reyes-Canales and his co-defendants murdered one victim and attempted to murder two others, causing irreparable harm to the victims and their families. We will never stop pursuing those MS-13 gang members who intimidate and harm our communities.”

Co-defendants Marlon Cruz-Flores, 25, Fermin Gomez-Jimenez, 23, and Manuel Martinez-Aguilar, aka “El Lunatic” and “Zomb,” 22, all of Annapolis, previously pleaded guilty to the racketeering conspiracy and gun charge; both Gomez-Jimenez and Cruz-Flores were sentenced to 38 years in prison and Martinez-Aguilar was sentenced to 24 years. Co-defendant David Diaz-Alvarado, 20, of Annapolis, pleaded guilty to murder in aid of racketeering in connection with his MS-13 gang activities. Co-defendant Juan Carlos Sandoval-Rodriguez, 23, of Annapolis, was convicted on Oct. 31, 2019, of murder in aid of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering for the murder of Victim 1 after an 11-day jury trial; he faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison at his sentencing, which is scheduled for Feb. 10, 2022. All of the defendants remain detained.

This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Anne Arundel Police Department, the Annapolis Police Department and the Anne Arundel State’s Attorney Office investigated the case.

Trial Attorneys Matthew Hoff and Samantha Mildenberg Loiero of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Zachary Stendig of the District of Maryland are prosecuting the case.

Anyone with information about MS-13 is encouraged to provide their tips to law enforcement.  The FBI and Homeland Security Investigations both have nationwide tip lines that you can call to report what you know.  You can reach the FBI at 1-866-STP-MS13 (1-866-787-6713), or you can call HSI at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.21: 2021:

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(CALEXICO, Calif.) CBP REPORT: Agents assigned to El Centro have arrested a ‘MS-13 Gang Member’ last Tuesday evening #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.10: On September 2, at approximately 7:46 p.m., agents apprehended an undocumented individual within minutes of illegally entering the United States in the city of Calexico. The individual was transported to the El Centro Sector Processing Center for further processing.

#AceDailyNews reports that MS-13 Gang Member Arrested by USBP Agents of the El Centro Sector on Tuesday for trying to illegally enter the United States

Last modified: September 8, 2021: Release Date: September 8, 2021

Records checks revealed that Luis Ramon Maradiaga, a 42-year-old Nicaraguan national, is a documented member of the MS-13 gang. Maradiaga has multiple re-entries after deportation and was previously ordered removed from the U.S. by an immigration judge.

U.S. Border Patrol will process Maradiaga accordingly.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.09: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) Justice Dept OCDETF Court Report: Four alleged members of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) have been charged in a federal superseding indictment with a racketeering conspiracy involving multiple murders, kidnappings and burglaries, as well as drug trafficking #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.05: According to court documents, MS-13 is a national and transnational gang composed largely of individuals of Salvadoran or other Central American descent. MS-13 has more than 10,000 members regularly conducting gang activities in at least 10 states and Washington, D.C., with thousands more conducting gang activities in Central America and Mexico.

#AceDailyNews reports that a case that is part of an ‘Organised Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Investigation has indicted 4-MS-13 Members for 10 Murders, Kidnapping and Racketeering Charges…..

The individuals charged in the superseding indictment are: Luis Reynaldo Reyes-Castillo, 27, aka Molesto; David Arturo Perez-Manchame, 22, aka Herbi, aka Walter Melendez; Joel Vargas-Escobar, 25, aka Mumia; and Alexander De Jesus Figueroa-Torres, 25. 

The purpose of the MS-13 enterprise includes preserving, promoting, and protecting the power, territory, and profits of the enterprise through the use of intimidation and violence, including murder, and enriching members and associates of the enterprise through criminal activities, including breaking into houses and stealing firearms, jewelry, cash, and other items of value, and selling narcotics. MS-13 is organized by subsets known as “cliques,” and each clique typically has one or more leaders, commonly referred to as “shot callers.”

The superseding indictment charges alleged members of the Parkview clique operating in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Racketeering (RICO) Conspiracy and multiple counts of murder and kidnapping in aid of racketeering, as well as firearms charges. More specifically, the indictment charges the following acts of violence occurring over an approximately 12-month period:

Date

Offense/Predicate Act

March 3, 2017

D.C. murdered

Dec. 31, 2017

R.G. murdered

Jan. 18, 2018

C.P. kidnapped and murdered

Jan. 21, 2018

A.S. kidnapped and murdered

Feb. 2, 2018

J.R. murdered

Feb. 6, 2018

J. H. murdered

Feb. 6, 2018

R.O. murdered

Feb. 6, 2018

J.C. shot and wounded

Mid-February, 2018

I.T. kidnapped and murdered

Mid-February, 2018

R.P. kidnapped and murdered

March 1, 2018

E.R. kidnapped and murdered

“The Criminal Division and our federal, state and local partners are committed to dismantling violent gangs like MS-13,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “The violence alleged in the superseding indictment in this case is truly shocking. The murder spree carried out by MS-13 in Las Vegas clearly shows the danger posed by organized street gangs like MS-13.”

“By significantly undermining MS-13’s ability to engage in violence in Las Vegas, the hard work and dedication of our law enforcement partners have made our communities safer,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada. “Our office remains committed to protecting our neighborhoods against gang violence and other criminal activity by prosecuting dangerous transnational criminal organizations like MS-13.”

“Taking violent offenders off the street should send a message to MS-13 members and their associates that violence and murder will not be tolerated in Las Vegas,” said Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse of the FBI’s Las Vegas Field Office. “Working with our local partners, we are committed to staying in the fight until this plague is purged from our communities.”

Reyes-Castillo and Perez-Manchame are scheduled for their initial court appearance on Tuesday, Aug. 10 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Elayna J. Youchah of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. If convicted, they face a mandatory sentence of life in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The FBI and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Bureau are investigating the case.

Trial attorneys Jeremy Franker and Chris Taylor of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Shaheen Torgoley of the District of Nevada are prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.05: 2021:

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(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Court Report: A federal grand jury has returned a 60-count, second superseding indictment, charging nine MS-13 gang members with a racketeering conspiracy #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.03: The announcement was made by the assistant attorney general of the Department of Justice criminal division and the acting U.S. attorney for the middle district of Tennessee.

#AceDailyNews reports Multi-year ICE/HSI investigation leads to indictment of 9-MS-13 gang members and charges in the indictment include seven murder allegations, kidnappings, numerous assaults, robberies and large-scale drug distribution.

“This ongoing investigation has already led to multiple arrests and indictments of confirmed MS-13 gang members, including the nine charged in this most recent indictment,” said Jerry C Templet, Jr, special agent in charge, Homeland Security Investigations, Nashville. “HSI Nashville is proud to have worked with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to see the continued results of this multi-year RICO investigation involving the presence and activities of MS-13 gang members in Nashville, Tennessee.”

This ongoing Organized Crime & Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Marshals Service; Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; and Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

The indictment describes the organizational structure of MS-13 and the gang’s sub-unit, the Thompson Place Los Salvatrucha clique, operating in Nashville since at least 2014. The purpose of the MS-13 enterprise includes preserving and protecting the power, territory, reputation and profits of the enterprise through the use of intimidation and violence, including murder and promoting the enterprise through acts of murder, extortion, drug trafficking and other criminal activities.

Those charged in the indictment include: Carlos Ochoa-Martinez, 31, aka “El Serio,” Jason Sandoval, 35, aka “Bin Laden,” Jorge Flores, 29, aka “Peluche,” Kevin Tidwell, 28, aka “Miklo,” all of Nashville; Jose Pineda-Caceres, 22, aka “Demente,” Franklin Hernandez, 22, aka “Happy,” and Luis Colindres, 24, aka “Listo,” all of Honduras; Gerson Serrano-Ramirez, 34, aka “Frijole,” of El Salvador and Juan Melendez,” aka “Shaggy,” of Lebanon, Tennessee:

To generate income, MS-13 gang members engage in illegal activities under the protection of the enterprise, including drug trafficking, robbery, extortion and other crimes. They often steal and used stolen vehicles to carry out these illegal activities. Funds generated by the illegal activity provide financial support to gang leaders, members and associates, including individuals incarcerated in the United States and El Salvador.

Cooperation with law enforcement is strictly prohibited under MS-13’s rules. It is well understood within the gang that anyone who assists authorities will be punished with death and the gang honors those who have killed police informants.

In addition to numerous acts of drug distribution and firearms offenses, the indictment alleges that one or more MS-13 gang members conspired with other MS-13 gang members and committed the following acts of violence:

  • On April 6, 2016, murdered J.A. in Nashville by shooting him.
  • On July 31, 2016, murdered L.R. in Nashville while attempting to murder R.R.
  • On Jan.18, 2017, attempted to murder R.V. in Nashville by shooting him and attempted to murder H.V., L.A., and H.S. by shooting at them.
  • On Feb.25, 2017, attempted to murder H.S. in Nashville by shooting at him.
  • On May 21, 2017, murdered A.G. in Nashville by shooting him.
  • On May 27, 2017, attempted to murder L.R.L in Nashville by shooting at him and murdered J.F. by shooting him.
  • On June 1, 2017, an MS-13 gang member assaulted a deputized federal officer in Brentwood, Tennessee, while possessing a firearm and attempting to evade arrest.
  • On June 17, 2017, brandished and discharged a firearm in Nashville during the kidnapping and assault of C.R.
  • On July 25, 2017, kidnapped and assaulted X.A. in Nashville to prevent X.A. from cooperating with law enforcement.
  • On Sept. 24, 2017, murdered H.Z. in Nashville by shooting him and murdered Y.H. by shooting him to prevent him from becoming a witness to H.Z.’s murder.
  • On Sept. 24, 2017, lured A.L. to a meeting in Nashville and murdered him by shooting him and burned a car with his body in the trunk.

All defendants are in federal custody. If convicted, they each face decades of incarceration, including up to life in prison.

An indictment is merely an accusation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move.

HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: July.04: holiday weekend, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector agents successfully arrested five criminal migrants, to include two gang members illegally present in the United States #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.08: Friday afternoon, Kingsville Border Patrol Station (KIN) agents apprehended a Mexican national, after they received a call from a local rancher regarding the migrant wandering near his front porch.

#AceDailyNews reports that Holiday weekend MS-13 Gang Members, Convicted Rapist And Child Sex Offender were arrested at the Southern Border by agents on Friday

July.07, 2021 at 9:35 am

Criminal record checks revealed that the Mexican national had multiple deportations and was previously arrested in 1995 by the Redwood City Sheriff’s Office in California, for rape: force/fear/etc.

The subject was convicted and served three years’ confinement. In 2008, the man was arrested again by the Drug Enforcement Administration for the manufacture of methamphetamine and served 17 years’ confinement.

On Saturday, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents arrested a male Honduran national near Hidalgo, Texas.  Record Checks revealed the subject was arrested by Cayce Police Department in South Carolina for felony driving under the influence resulting in death.  The man was convicted and sentenced to 15 years’ confinement. 

Sunday, MCS agents apprehended a group of eighteen migrants. During processing, agents discovered that one subject, a Nicaraguan national, had been previously arrested by the Hialeah Police Department (HPD) in south Florida in 2002.  HPD charged the subject with sexual assault against a child and false imprisonment.  The subject was convicted and sentenced to two years’ confinement and five years’ probation.

Hours later, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents were processing a Salvadoran national when they discovered he is a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member. He was apprehended shortly after illegally entering the United States in Roma, Texas. A short while later, MCS agents working in Hidalgo, Texas, apprehended a group of 89 migrants, mainly composed of families. Agents processing the migrants, identified a male Salvadoran national as a Mara Salvatrucha gang member.

All subjects will be processed accordingly.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.08: 2021:

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member, and two illegal-migrants previously convicted of sexual crimes involving children #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.08: Shortly after, MCS agents apprehended a group of 12 migrants near Mission, Texas. The subjects were taken into custody and transported to the station:

CBP RGV Border Patrol Agents Arrest a Gang Member and Two Child Sexual Predators: Yesterday, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a group of four migrants near Roma, Texas. During processing, agents discovered one noncitizen, a national of Guatemala, had been previously arrested by the Plano, Texas, Police Department in 2017, for indecency with a child. He was convicted and sentenced to nine years’ probation.

At the station, agents discovered one of the subjects, a Honduran national, had been previously arrested by the Marion County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office in 2006, for lewd lascivious behavior – molestation of a victim less than 12 years of age. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 years’ incarceration.

On Wednesday, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents were processing a Salvadoran national when they discovered he is an MS-13 gang member. He was apprehended shortly after illegally entering into the United States in McAllen, Texas.

Border Patrol processed the subjects accordingly.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Jun.08: 2021:

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(YUMA, Ariz.) CBP Report: Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a MS-13 gang member early Monday morning #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.30: Record checks conducted on the group revealed that Harry Williams Payes-Mejia, 46, is an active MS-13 gang member with previous removals from the U.S. Payes-Mejia has several felony convictions and served time in prison. He also has an outstanding warrant for a probation violation:

CBP Agents encountered the migrant as part of a group of three who illegally entered the United States east of the San Luis Port of Entry has been arrested the group and transported them to the Yuma station for identification and further processing.

Payes-Mejia will be prosecuted for re-entry and will subsequently by turned over the U.S. Marshals Service for his warrant.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someone’s life:

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.30: 2021:

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested three sexual predators and a gang member within 72 hours #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.15: Friday afternoon, McAllen Border Patrol (MCS) agents apprehended a group of 14 illegal aliens near Hidalgo, Texas. During processing, agents discovered that one subject, a Honduran national, had a prior arrest by the Brooklyn Park Police Department (BPPD) in New York in 2018. BPPD charged the subject with criminal sexual conduct, a 3rd degree felony. The subject was convicted and sentenced to 15 months confinement. Within the group was a child traveling by himself:

USBP Arrests Convicted Sex Offenders and a MS-13 Gang Member in RGV: ‘Friday morning, Fort Brown Border Patrol agents arrested a male Salvadoran national near Brownsville, Texas. Record Checks revealed the subject, later identified as Guzman-Gomez, Nelson, was convicted in Harris County, Texas, for aggravated sexual assault with a child under 14 years old. Guzman-Gomez was convicted and sentenced to five years confinement’

On Saturday morning, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias station arrested a subject on a ranch near Falfurrias, Texas, attempting to circumvent the checkpoint. Record checks revealed the subject was arrested for aggravated sexual assault in the 1st degree by the Englewood Police Department in Bergen, New Jersey.  The subject was convicted and sentenced to 9 years confinement.

MCS agents also apprehended a subject from El Salvador, who’s record checks revealed, he is a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member.  Subject was taken to the McAllen Border Patrol Station to be interviewed and processed.  

Border Patrol processed all subjects accordingly.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.15: 2021:

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(HOUSTON, Tx.) Justice Dept Report: A seventh member of the violent transnational criminal street gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), is set to appear in federal court Friday for his alleged role in a brutal 2018 murder #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.13: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Houston, Texas, conducted the joint investigation along with the FBI and Houston Police Department:

7th member of MS-13 criminal enterprise indicted for murder: ‘Carlos Elias Henriquez-Torres, a 20-year-old Salvadoran national who illegally resided in Houston, was indicted on March 31, for conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering. He is scheduled to appear in the Southern District of Texas at 2 p.m. on April 9, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Edison. Henriquez-Torres was previously in state custody on related charges’

Previously indicted for conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering in connection with the same 2018 murder were Salvadoran nationals Wilson Jose Venture-Mejia, 24, Jimmy Villalobos-Gomez, 24, Angel Miguel Aguilar-Ochoa, 35, Walter Antonio Chicas-Garcia, 24 and Marlon Miranda-Moran, 21. Villalobos-Gomez is a lawful permanent resident in the U.S., but the remaining men unlawfully resided in Houston. The charges against all five of these individuals remain pending. 

Also named in the indictment is Franklin Trejo-Chavarria, 23, who is currently in custody in El Salvador.

The indictment alleges that they beat the victim to death with machetes in 2018 to further their positions in the MS-13 criminal enterprise. If convicted, they face a potential death sentence.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Britni Cooper and John Michael Lewis are prosecuting the case along with Trial Attorneys Julie A. Finocchiaro, Gerald Collins and Matthew Hoff from the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime and Gang Section.

An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence. A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 Special Agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.13: 2021:

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