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10/06/2017
Houston, TX
Enforcement and Removal
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Rene Mauricio Joya-Villata aka Rafael Antonio Joya-Saenz, 26, was arrested without incident Aug. 24 at his residence in League City (Texas). A cooperative lead provided by the Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) program led to his arrest. He was immediately remanded to the custody of ICE in Houston pending his removal from the United States.

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.
10/07/2014
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
According to information presented in court, the six men were admitted members of ABT, a powerful race-based, statewide organization that operates inside and outside of state and federal prisons throughout Texas and the United States.
06/04/2019
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
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Three of the MS-13 gang members, all Salvadoran nationals, were arrested on murder charges: Francisco Flores-Salazar, 19, Mario Guevara-Flores, 26, and Francisco Alberto Ancheta-Aquino, 21.

12/12/2018
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs

On Dec. 11, James Randall Lee Ross, aka “Silver”, 45, became the latest defendant to be sentenced as a result of the investigation when he was ordered by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, to serve 292 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release.

09/22/2017
Houston, TX
Enforcement and Removal
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Carlos Raul Garcia-Cantarero, 35, entered ICE custody June 7 after serving eight months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States after being previously deported.

02/22/2012
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
"Orlando Garcia, the last gang member who was part of a local drug trafficking conspiracy involving gang leadership inside and outside of the Texas prison system, was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday. This conviction resulted from an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) dubbed ""Operation Prison Cell."""
11/08/2017
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs

Those arrested during the Nov. 7 enforcement actions include:  Houston residents Giovani Alecio, aka Whiteboy, 26, Victor Javiel Gonzalez, 29, Maria Angelica Moreno-Reyna, aka Patty, 51, Gabriela Gonzalez-Flores, aka Gabby, 46, Eddie Torres, aka Monterrey 38, Jose Luis Moreno, aka Lucky, 23, Gilberto Espinoza Garcia, 49, Hector Reyna, aka Pantera, 26, Jimmy Mejia Chavez, 33, and Grisel Salas, aka Cris, 34, from Donna, Texas; and Jose Ruben Palomo-Martinez, 48, from Mission, Texas. Those arrested in the Houston area made their initial appearances in federal court Nov. 8 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Johnson.

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.
08/12/2014
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
The remaining two defendants of 36 accused in the Southern District of Texas of racketeering activities as part of their roles with the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) have pleaded guilty, capping a six-year sweeping effort that led to 73 convictions across five federal districts and the decimation of the gang's leadership and violent members and associates.
08/29/2018
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs

Aron Alexi Herrera Munguia, 29, from Honduras, was sentenced to 40 years for raping and robbing two women who owned a bar in the Houston, Texas, area. Munguia is the sixth member of Los Tumbadores to be convicted in state court as part of this investigation.  

04/19/2012
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
An indictment was unsealed Thursday against five members or associates of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) street gang on racketeering, drug trafficking and firearms violations.
06/08/2008
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
Each of the 67 individuals arrested were targeted for their membership, participation or association with violent street gangs. Members or associates of 22 street gangs were arrested during this operation, including: 83 Mob, Brown Pride 13, Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos, Tango Blast Houstone, La Primera, La Quarenta, La Tercera Crips, Latin Kings, Mexican Mafia, Mara Salvatrucha (aka MS-13), NICA'S, North Side Crips, PVL (Puros Vatos Locos), Raza Unida, Ruthless Kings, Sacky Crew, Southside Bloods, Southwest Cholos, Sureno 13, Texas Syndicate, VNS (Barrio North Side) and Westside G.
11/30/2017
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs

Pedro Cruz-Rodriquez, 19, a citizen and national of El Salvador, last entered the country illegally Nov. 2, 2016.  Cruz-Rodriquez is a suspect in the aggravated murder of Jaime Roberto Loza Garay and the aggravated kidnapping of four other men in El Salvador.

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.
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.
03/14/2013
Hammond, IN
Transnational Gangs
Dante Reyes, the last of 23 defendants in custody who were charged in a Latin Kings racketeering conspiracy, pleaded guilty Thursday.
05/24/2013
Hammond, IN
Transnational Gangs
Six members of the Latin Kings street gang were sentenced this week for racketeering conspiracy before Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano in the Northern District of Indiana.
09/18/2013
Hammond, IN
Transnational Gangs
Dante Reyes, a Texas leader of the Latin Kings street gang, was sentenced Wednesday in Hammond, Ind. to 262 months in federal prison for racketeering conspiracy.
11/28/2012
Hammond, IN
Transnational Gangs
A Latin Kings street gang member, David Lira of Chicago, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in federal prison for racketeering conspiracy and other crimes in support of the gang.
08/11/2017
Greenbelt, MD
Transnational Gangs

Jorge Moreno-Aguilar, 24, was the fifth defendant arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during the course of a major counter-gang operation known as Broken Silence to be sentenced to life in prison. Ten additional gang members apprehended by the agency’s Homeland Security Investigations component during the same Maryland-area effort have pleaded guilty and received sentences ranging from 7-30 years in prison.

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