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11/20/2015
Dallas, TX
Transnational Gangs
Following are the defendants who are charged in this superseding indictment: Ramon Aguilar; Christopher Alexander; William Lee Benham; Eric Scott Benson; Ronnie Mikel Brown; Jonas Carrera; Hugo Ivan Castaneda; John Anthony Chavez Jr.; Justo Salvador Chavez Jr.; Micah Torrence Dees; Abraham Dimas Jr.; Tina Wynette Easley; Crissy Lynn Evans; Taylor Maxlynn Fletcher; Joe Lee Foard, Jr.; Michael William Getsinger; Alejandro Gonzalez; Quincy John Goodson; Michael Thor Guinn; Tommy Dare Hancock; David Lesley Holt; David Wayne Holt; Brennan Nicole House; Desirae Ann Houser; Beau James Jarnagin; Jeff Jeremy Johnston; Kory Wade Kloecker; Jimmy David Lance; Samantha Ladell Largent; Blake Allen Long-Rockey; Ricardo Garcia Medina; Benjamin Matthew Melton; Craig Don Mueller; Brian Casey Mullins; Stacy Wayne Myers; James Marshall Nation; Wendy Renee Neal; Mackenzie Nelson; Raymond Anthony Nichols; Shanna Lynn Palmer; Christian Perez; Francisco Manuel Radamez-Nava; Jorge Ramirez; Bruce Chance Rash; John James Rumfield; Jackie Lemonds Segura; Brandon Kyle Smith; Alicia Gale Tambourine; Jamie Lynn Tucker; Troy Anthony Wallace; Roger Wayne Whitworth Jr.; and John Fitzgerald Yates (deceased).
10/28/2015
Totowa, NJ
Transnational Gangs
About 90 stolen cars worth more than $4 million were recovered during "Operation 17 Corridor," a 16-month HSI investigation led by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and the New Jersey State Police, along with the Port Authority of New York, the New Jersey Police, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and 11 other agencies.
10/15/2015
San Antonio, TX
Transnational Gangs
According to court documents, the defendants operated a criminal enterprise in Central Texas since 2005. Under the leadership of Texas-Central Region “Inca” Pete Perez in Austin, San Antonio Chapter “Inca” Joe Pierce and Uvalde Chapter “Incas” James Long and Jacob Mariscal, they conspired to carry out unlawful acts including attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, extortion, robbery, various firearms offenses and drug distribution involving marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine.
09/04/2015
Greenbelt, MD
Transnational Gangs
Alexsi Lopez, 27, was convicted by a federal jury April 9, 2015. Lopez was associated with the MS-13 gang and knew his co-defendant, Ramon Miguel Cerros-Cruz through MS-13. Evidence showed that Lopez and Cerros-Cruz familiarized themselves with the location and operation of brothels in the Hyattsville-Langley Park area of Prince George’s County, then planned the robbery of a Hyattsville brothel apartment.
07/02/2015
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
Aldo Teyes-Sanchez, 32, from El Salvador, and Antonio Rivas-Vargas, 31, from Mexico, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic cocaine Aug. 30, 2013, and Sept. 5, 2014, respectively.
06/23/2015
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
Noe Machado-Erazo, aka “Gallo,” 32, of Wheaton, Maryland, was sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years. Jose Martinez-Amaya, 28, aka “Crimen,” of Brentwood, Maryland, was sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years. Yester Ayala, 24, aka “Freeway” or “Daddy Yankee,” of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
06/02/2015
Mexico City, Mexico
Transnational Gangs
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This year’s participants include federal and state prosecutors, investigators, prison officials and military personnel from throughout Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The training, led by instructors from the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, is designed to enhance the ability of law enforcement personnel to respond to and identify potential threats posed by gang members and their associates who operate throughout the region.
05/20/2015
Charlotte, NC
Transnational Gangs
Twenty-two of the 37 MS-13 members indicted Wednesday also face other felony charges to include murder, attempted murder, assault and firearms violations. HSI and its law enforcement partners arrested 16 of the indicted gang members early Wednesday morning during a coordinated operation. Five indicted suspects remain at large; another 16 suspects were already in custody on various state charges.
05/01/2015
San Francisco , CA
Transnational Gangs
“Nothing can erase the pain and sorrow caused by Flores’ vicious, unrepentant, criminal behavior," U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said. “I hope that the life sentence imposed against him brings some measure of relief to Flores’ victims and their families, and that they will at least feel a sense of justice. I am extraordinarily proud of the professionalism and bravery demonstrated by the men and women of law enforcement in this case. They are true heroes and we are especially thankful for their service and commitment to the pursuit of justice."
04/30/2015
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Damion Hard, 40, aka World, and Aaron Granton, 40, aka E-Bay of Brooklyn, face a mandatory life imprisonment when sentenced. Granton was also convicted for his participation in a murder-for-hire scheme.
04/08/2015
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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Project Wildfire was a surge operation led by the HSI National Gang Unit and ran Feb. 23 to March 31. HSI special agents worked with 215 state, local and federal law enforcement partners, including ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), to apprehend individuals from various gangs.
03/12/2015
Oakland, CA
Transnational Gangs
Cristian Quintero-Felix, a Norteño gang associate, was sentenced Wednesday to 87 months for possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 1,000 feet of St. Elizabeth’s High School; possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and being a felon in possession of firearms.
03/06/2015
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Special agents arrested Milton Contreras, 19, aka “Diabolico,” in Kansas City, Kansas, where he was arraigned.
02/22/2015
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
Jamie Balam, aka Tweety, was indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2012 on allegations he conspired to conduct the affairs of MS-13 through a pattern of racketeering activity that included murder, attempted murder, and other acts of violence.
02/12/2015
Atlanta
Transnational Gangs
Three members of the street gang known as Mara Salvatrucha 13, or MS-13, were sentenced Friday for violent crimes they committed in the Atlanta metropolitan area, including the murder of one man and the shootings of two others, one of whom was a 14-year-old boy.
02/10/2015
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
Thirty-one defendants were charged with conspiring to launder narcotics proceeds for the Sinaloa Cartel in a 311-page criminal complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court and unsealed Tuesday. The federal defendants arrested Feb. 10 in the Chicago area appeared Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Daniel Martin in U.S. District Court; eight remain in federal custody pending detention hearings scheduled for later this week.
12/17/2014
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
Michael Richard Lamphere, 56, Glen Ray Millican Jr., 41, both of Houston; and Rebecca Johnson Cropp, 46, of Dallas, were sentenced Thursday to serve respective terms of 240, 120 and 36 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Sim Lake. Earlier this week, William David Maynard, 44, Sammy Keith Shipman, 32, Chad Ray Folmsbee, 32, David Orlando Roberts, 36, Justin Christopher Northrup, 29, all of Houston; Tammy Melissa Wall, 45, of Otto, N.C.; and Benjamin Troy Johnson, 43, of Corpus Christi, were each sentenced to serve respective terms of 262, 188, 140, 135, 130, 72 and 36 months in federal prison.
12/08/2014
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
James Francis Sampsell, 44, of Odessa, Rusty Eugene Duke, 32, of Dallas, and Steven Worthey, 42, of San Antonio, were sentenced Dec. 9 to serve respective terms of 140, 216 and 240 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Sim Lake.
12/04/2014
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
The jury convicted Felix Lopez-Cabrera, 24, Carlos Lopez, 26, and Luis Beltran 26 of charges arising out of their involvement from 2003 through 2012 in the criminal activities of the Bronx Trinitarios Gang (BTG). The BTG is a violent street gang that was involved in drug-trafficking and multiple acts of violence, including attempted murder, in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Yonkers.
11/19/2014
Tulsa, OK
Transnational Gangs
Following are the 11 defendants charged in the indictment: Anthony Ramon Hall, 39; Ronnie Dean Haskins, 41; Aaron Clay King, 31; Matthew Brian Wagner, 32; Richard Allen Roberts, 30; Robert Allen Paul Bryan, 40; Rodney Lee Broomhall, 37; William Benton Williams, 41; Kristin Michelle Bright, 31; Carl Matthew Smith, 36; and Timothy Duane Buck, 23.
11/13/2014
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
Miguel Ortiz, 27, of San Francisco; Antonio Castillo, 26, of San Bruno; and Marvin Cortez, 24, of San Francisco were arrested Wednesday on charges detailed in a superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury earlier this month, which was unsealed Thursday.
11/13/2014
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
On Friday, James Erik Sharron, 40, of Houston, and Steven Tobin Mullen, 45, of Dallas, were sentenced to respective terms of 72 and 156 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Sim Lake. On Nov. 13, Larry Max Bryan, 52, of Houston, and Terry Ross Blake, 56, of Corpus Christi, both high-ranking leaders of the ABT, were sentenced to 300 and 180 months in federal prison, respectively. Jamie Grant Loveall, 38, and Kelly Ray Elley, 37, both of Houston; and Ronald Lee Prince, 44, of Dallas, were also sentenced to respective terms of 390, 270 and 120 months in federal prison.
11/13/2014
Dallas, TX
Transnational Gangs
This investigation is being led by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division (DPS-CID) Gang Unit with assistance from the following agencies: Dallas Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Unit, the Garland Police Department’s Neighborhood Police Officer Unit, the Mesquite and Rockwall police departments, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/12/2014
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
A federal judge sentenced Rudy Mendoza, 29, following his conviction in a nine day trial in November 2013 for racketeering conspiracy, narcotics conspiracy, robbery conspiracy, and firearms charges.

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