Feds: One of the MS-13 leaders in Maryland faces life in prison

A leader of MS-13 in Maryland from Severn pleaded guilty Friday to a conspiracy to participate in MS-13; attempted murder in aid of racketeering; and using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.

Jose Augustin Salmeron-Larios, 25, faces life in prison for his involvement in the transnational gang.

“Salmeron-Larios’ arrest and conviction have dealt a significant blow to MS-13 in Maryland,” U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur said in a prepared statement. “As the founder and leader of the Maryland Program, Salmeron-Larios organized and coordinated violence, drug trafficking and extortion among six cliques operating in the Maryland area.”

Four MS-13 gang members sentenced for series of armed robberies in Montgomery County

ROCKVILLE, Md. (ABC7) — Four MS-13 gang members were sentenced in Montgomery County Thursday for their roles in a series of armed robberies last fall.

All four had plead guilty, and their sentences range between 15 and 40 years.

The men are suspected in at least 8 robberies in Maryland and Virginia. They were sentenced Thursday just for their roles in robberies in Montgomery County.

Last fall. the men targeted check cashing businesses in Silver Spring and Wheaton.

Police: MS-13 Gang Member Charged In L.I. Teens' Murders

MINEOLA, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- An MS-13 gang member has been charged in the murders of two teenagers in Nassau County.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported Friday, Angel Soler was only 15 years old, and Josue Amaya Leonor was only 19. Both were from Roosevelt, and their bodies were found in separate locations in Nassau County.

Both were victims of the MS-13 gang.

Now, Kevin Lopez-Morales, 20, has been arrested in their murders. He walked out of the Nassau County Police Department with his head down on Friday and did not say a word.