MS-13

July 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

Reputed MS-13 Member Gets 20-Year Prison Term

A reputed member of MS-13 received a 20-year prison sentence Tuesday for taking part in a kidnapping conspiracy, a U.S. Attorney’s Office statement said. Reynaldo Alexis Granados-Vasquez, aka “Fuego,” 23, of Gaithersburg, also must serve five years of supervised release for a kidnapping conspiracy, according to the sentence handed down by Judge Paula Xinis. According […]

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June 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

MS-13 Member from Gaithersburg Gets 20 Years on Kidnapping Charge

A Gaithersburg man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for conspiracy to kidnap as part of a complex case that involved the murder of a man believed to be a member of a rival gang, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore. U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced […]

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April 26, 2019 | Staff Writer

MS-13 Gang Member from Gaithersburg Gets 35 Years in Prison

A 26-year-old from Gaithersburg was sentenced to 35 years in prison for conspiring to be part of the racketeering enterprise known as MS-13 gang, a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday evening. Oscar Ernesto Delgado-Perez, also known as “Complicado” and “Indio,” also took part in the June 16, 2016, murder of a victim […]

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March 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Washington Grove Man Gets 30 Years for MS-13 Involvement

A Washington Grove man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in MS-13, a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Kevin Henriquez-Chavez, also known as “Loco” and “Crazy,” 24, also will have five years of supervised release, for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise known as La Mara Salvatrucha, […]

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August 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

MS-13 Member from Silver Spring Gets Two Life Sentences

A federal judge sentenced a 28-year-old Silver Spring man to two consecutive life sentences Monday for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise in connection with his gang activity as a member of MS-13, according to a statement from the Justice Department. Raul Ernesto Landaverde-Giron, also known as “Humilde” and “Decente,” 28, of Silver Spring, […]

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July 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Woman, 20, Gets 95 Years for Gang-Related Robberies

A 20-year-old woman, born in El Salvador and an MS-13 here, received 95 years in prison Thursday from a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge for her role in robberies that took place in 2017. Josselin Andrade Ramirez of Temple Hills received maximum sentences from Judge John Maloney for charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery […]

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March 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Man Convicted for Role in Gang Murder, Prosecutors Say

A federal jury Wednesday convicted a Silver Spring man in connection with gang activity. Prosecutors believe the man is a member of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. Raul Ernesto Landaverde-Giron was found guilty of murder in aid of racketeering, and for that charge he faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison, according to a […]

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March 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police Seek MS-13 Gang Member in Connection with Cash Depot Robbery

Montgomery County police hope the public can help them find a 24-year-old man wanted in conjunction with an attempted armed robbery, police said Thursday. Investigators have determined that the man, Jose Guilermo Molina-Arevelo, is an MS-13 gang member, according to a police statement. Molina-Arevelo (also known as “Malandro”) had a last known address of 11200 […]

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February 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Three Aspen Hill Men, Allegedly Part of MS-13, Indicted on Racketeering Charges

Three Aspen Hill men have been indicted in connection with a conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering and murder in aid of racketeering: Daniel Flores-Ventura, aka “Necio,” 24; Vilas Sail Argueta-Bermudez, aka “Happy,” aka “Little Happy,” aka “Enchilada,” 31; and Michael Campos-Lemus, aka “Humilde,” 24. A fourth man, Willians Ernesto Lovos-Ayala, aka “Tigre,” […]

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December 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Year in Crime: Gangs, Murders, Sex Assaults (Video)

Headlines for gang violence dominated 2017, with bodies found in parks and youths getting lengthy prison terms for orchestrating attacks. “In context, you have to remember that Montgomery County overall is still a very safe place to live. Our crime rate is substantially down. … When you see an aberration in violent crime in one […]

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