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Most Wanted FBI Fugitive Returns to U.S. for Prosecution

March 28, 2013
A known MS-13 gang member accused of brutally killing his girlfriend's stepfather returned to the United States to face charges after journalists in El Salvador tracked him down.

FBI Adds MS-13 Member to Top Fugitive List

March 14, 2013
Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, who is believed to have fled to El Salvador, allegedly beat and stabbed a 69-year-old man and dumped his body on the side of the road in August 2011.

A Financial Weapon To Fight Gangs

October 22, 2012
MS-13 will now be targeted for the seizure of its criminal assets just like infamous foreign-born criminal organizations such the Yakuza of Japan and Mexican drug trafficking organizations such as Los Zetas.

Experts: Fed Crackdown Will Disrupt MS-13

October 15, 2012
The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a "transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run.

Gang Truces Usually Turn Out Badly for Cops

April 17, 2012
Can you imagine what a gang formed from all aligned Crip and Blood gangs or between the Mexican Mafia and the Nuestra Familia might be capable of?

Field Report: Latino Gangs In Washington State

November 16, 2011
The Latino gangs in Washington, while still outnumbered by Black gangs, have steadily increased, and law enforcement must become more aware of their criminal activities.

N.Y. MS-13 Member Gets 35 Years for Gang Murder

June 29, 2011
A U.S. circuit court judge sentenced a New York MS-13 gang member who goes by the moniker "Joker" to 35 years in prison for the murder of a fellow 16-year-old, female gang member. Edwin "Joker" Henriquez, a member of La Mara Salvatrucha ("MS-13") on Long Island, pleaded guilty to the murder of 16-year-old Olivia Melendez Mendoza ("Melendez") in Old Westbury, N.Y.

Man Charged in Houston Officer's Death is MS-13 Member, Prosecutors Say

June 1, 2011
Prosecutors say a twice deported illegal immigrant accused of intoxication manslaughter in the death of a Houston police officer is an admitted member of MS-13. The defense denies the claim.

Seattle Officer Suspended for 'Gutter' Language

May 25, 2011
Seattle Police Chief John Diaz suspended three patrol officers for using "gutter language" during a traffic stop with two suspected gang members. The chief handed out 20 days without pay to two officers and 15 days without pay to the third.

7 Mara Salvatrucha Members Face Array of Charges In SF Gang Trial

April 7, 2011
The seven men are accused of terrorizing neighborhoods with assaults, shakedowns, and four 2008 murders.

Mara Salvatrucha: A Transnational Gang

April 5, 2011
Autonomous cliques of the Mara Salvatrucha gang communicate internationally through the same social networks we use, including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other Web sites. Drug transactions can be coordinated through these social networks as can green light or hit lists, and even simultaneous prison riots or escape attempts from Central American prison systems.

Feds Round Up 41 Gang Members In 5 Cities

February 9, 2011
The charges in these separate cases relate to a wide range of alleged illegal activity, including racketeering conspiracy, murder, murder conspiracy, narcotics trafficking, robbery, and gun trafficking. Teams of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers arrested 29 of these defendants today.

Are Muslim Radicals Crossing Our Border?

November 30, 2010
The transnational gangs, drug trafficking organizations and Muslim terrorists have taken advantage of American apathy and the lack of will in Latin America. They have formed alliances and united against U.S. interests.

MS-13 Member Gets Federal Death Sentence

July 27, 2010
Alejandro Umana, 25, had been found guilty in April by a federal jury of killing the brothers in a restaurant in Greensboro. He also had been found guilty of conspiring to extort money from Charlotte drug dealers to increase MS-13's revenues, and of intimidating witnesses to prevent them from cooperating with authorities investigating the murders.

Virginia MS-13 Member Gets 20-Year Sentence for Pimp's Slaying

June 8, 2010
Portillo and Arguera fatally shot Luna three times. Portillo fired two of the three fatal shots—one to Luna's chest and a second contact wound to Luna's head. A third shot entered the left side of Luna's back and exited his chest.

Gang Intel for Officers: MS-13

May 6, 2010

Detroit Police Sgt. Harold Rochon, an expert gang trainer hosts this one-hour training broadcast covering everything you need to know about the MS-13 gang, from its origin to its identifiers - such as graffiti, tattoos, gang hand-signs and gang colors, to its method of recruiting, drug dealing, and plotting violent crimes in our communities.

N.C. Jury Imposes Death Penalty on MS-13 Leader

April 29, 2010
The 25-year-old Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana (a.k.a. "Wizard") shot and killed two brothers in December 2007 in Guilford County, N.C.

Mexican Mafia: The Most Dangerous Gang

April 12, 2010
No matter which big bad bloody band of barrio bad boys you might be dealing with, I'll bet they are taking their orders from prison-gang inmates. And when one prison gang member can walk with immunity into some street gang's turf and order them to murder one of their own, that's a clue.

Informant Helps Jury Convict MS-13 Members In Charlotte

January 27, 2010
A federal jury convicted six members of MS-13 on a variety of charges with the help of testimony from a former MS-13 member, an informant who infiltrated the gang and video footage of the gang's criminal acts.

MS-13 Trial Begins With Footage of a 'Beat In'

January 13, 2010
A federal trial in Charlotte began today with a goal of convicting half a dozen MS-13 gang members from one of the broadest investigations in that city to weaken a gang one expert described as totally devoted to crime and violence.
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