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Date: May 2021

Convicted murderer, gang member who led drug trafficking organization from inside state prison is sentenced to federal term

SAVANNAH, GA: A former Savannah resident serving a life sentence in state prison for murder has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for operating a drug trafficking organization while incarcerated.

Eugene Allen, a/k/a “Poncho,” 44, was sentenced to 360 months in federal prison for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute 500 Grams or More of Cocaine and 50 Kilograms or More of Marijuana, said David H. Estes, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Allen was convicted of the charge by a U.S. District Court jury in August 2019. After completion of his prison term, Allen must serve eight years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

Annapolis MS-13 Member Sentenced to 38 Years in Federal Prison for a Racketeering Conspiracy and for Discharging a Firearm Related to His MS-13 Gang Activities

Baltimore, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Court Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Fermin Gomez-Jimenez, age 23, of Annapolis, Maryland, to 38 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for his role in a conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise and for using, carrying, and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, in connection with his MS-13 gang activities.

Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci surrenders in gang racketeering case

ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has learned Atlanta-rapper YFN Lucci has surrendered in the gang racketeering case we told you about almost two weeks ago.

Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne that Lucci is housed in the Fulton County Jail in a way that keeps both him and the staff safe.

“We do treat charges more so than the celebrity status and he is certainly in our maximum security area,” Labat said.

El Salvador security forces arrest 40 MS-13 gang members, including cell leader, who were planning to carry out 17 assassinations

Security forces in El Salvador launched a raid to arrest 93 alleged members of a MS-13 cell who were plotting to carry out 17 assassinations.

As many as 40 apprehensions were made during a series of pre-dawn raids that were carried out Friday in the departments of La Libertad, Santa Ana and San Salvador, the Attorney General’s Office said.

An additional 18 suspects who were already in prison were summoned for their roles in the murder plot.

West Virginia Heroin Dealer Who Purchased Drugs from the Butler Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm today sentenced Michael Bailey, age 32, of Winchester, Maryland, to 40 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Bailey, a previously convicted felon, sold a firearm to a member of the Gregory Butler Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) in Baltimore in exchange for heroin cut with fentanyl. (Six members of the Gregory Butler DTO are alleged to be part of the NFL criminal enterprise in southwest Baltimore, engaging in a pattern of criminal racketeering activity including acts involving murder, narcotics trafficking and smuggling, illegal firearms possession, bribery, witness intimidation, and witness retaliation. The term NFL stands for Normandy, Franklin, and Loudon, which are three adjacent streets that run through the Edmondson Village.)

Fifteen people indicted in relation to criminal organization, drug trafficking in Glen Burnie, Baltimore

Fifteen people were indicted Wednesday on charges related to a drug trafficking ring based in and around Glen Burnie’s Morris Hill community, as well as in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Anne Arundel Police Chief Amal Awad announced the indictments of the seven defendants that face multiple charges, including participation in a criminal organization, assault, and conspiracy to distribute drugs, and eight defendants that are charged with drug and firearm-related counts.

Sixth MS-13 gang member pleads guilty to string of violent crimes in Annapolis, including Quiet Waters park murder

A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges related to a violent street gang that preyed on the Hispanic community in Annapolis over a two-year period, the sixth and final member of MS-13 indicted in a string of crimes.

Moises Alexis Reyes-Canales pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise as part of MS-13 gang activities, including murder and two attempted murders, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy Involving Murder

Defendant admits responsibility for 2018 murder of a 17-year-old in Lynn

A member of the MS-13 gang pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to racketeering charges and admitted to participating in a 2018 murder in Lynn.

Jonathan Tercero Yanes, a/k/a “Desalmado,” 24, a national of El Salvador, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf scheduled sentencing for Sept. 15, 2021.

May 2021