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Leader Of Bronx Gang “18 Park” Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For Participation In Gang-Related Murders (New York City, NY): Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that one of the leaders of the violent Bronx gang known as “18 Park,” MARQUIS WRIGHT was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer to 35 years in prison for firearms offenses in connection with two murders that he helped to commit on behalf of the gang.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: April 25, 2018

Erie County DA calls on the public to come forward to help solve gang-related homicides (Erie County, NY): A Buffalo man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for shooting and killing a 22-year-old man. Tuesday, 19-year-old Jaylin Wiggins was convicted of second degree murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Source: WIVB News 4    Date: April 24, 2018

Murderer gets 47 years to life for driving around, looking to kill innocent people (Syracuse, NY): The driver of a PT Cruiser, involved in drive-by shootings in 2016 that left one man dead, was sentenced to 47 years in prison today.
Source:    Date: April 23, 2018

NY AG: Supplier of Syracuse-based heroin ring sentenced to 10 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): The last of 52 suspects in a Syracuse-based drug investigation was sentenced to 10 years in prison today, putting a final nail in the coffin for what the attorney general's office said was a major drug-trafficking ring here.
Source:    Date: April 23, 2018

Oneida man sentenced to 10 years for role in drug trafficking ring (Syracuse, NY): An Oneida man who officials say provided drugs for a drug trafficking ring operating throughout Central New York was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison, the state Attorney General’s Office said.
Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch    Date: April 22, 2018

MS-13 Told Gang Members To 'Take Out' A Long Island Police Officer (New York City, NY): Police in New York confirmed Wednesday that MS-13 — an international criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles in the 1980s and later spread to other parts of the United States — issued a new directive to members of its gang, ordering them to “take out a cop.”
Source: International Business Times    Date: April 20, 2018

Alleged leader of MS-13 East Coast facing murder, drug trafficking charges in NY (Nassau County, NY): The alleged leader of MS-13 operations on the East Coast has been extradited to New York from Maryland, where he will have to answer to murder and drug trafficking charges related to the gang's activities on Long Island.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: April 19, 2018

Bloods Member Killed Man Over Photo, Feds Say (Central Islip, NY): A reputed member of the Bloods street gang was indicted for allegedly killing a man outside of a Deer Park strip club last year following a dispute over a photo, federal authorities said.
Source: Long Island Press    Date: April 18, 2018

The Inside Story of Sex Money Murder, NYC's Most Brutally Violent Drug Gang (New York City, NY): Gun violence in New York these days is relatively mild in comparison to the record-breaking bloodshed of the early 1990s. That was a rough era in which the city’s annual murder rate exceeded 2,000, thanks in large part to a proliferation of violent gangs battling for turf in which to sell drugs.
Source: VICE     Date: April 18, 2018

Gang brawl ends with teen stabbed near Lincoln Center (New York City, NY): A Manhattan teenager was stabbed Friday during a brawl in the shadow of Lincoln Center, police said. The 18-year-old victim was knifed by rival gang members at the Amsterdam Houses on W. 64th St. near West End Ave. around 8 p.m., authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: April 14, 2018

Gov. Cuomo announces $18.5M to combat MS-13 recruitment (Brentwood, NY): Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Brentwood Wednesday to announce that $18.5 million will be going toward cutting off MS-13 recruitment and providing youth programs to prevent gang involvement on Long Island.
Source: News 12 Long Island    Date: April 11, 2018

Second defendant in brutal gang assault sentenced to 15 years (Genesee County, NY): A city man found guilty after trial of bashing another man in the head with a cooking pan during a gang assault last year was sentenced Friday to 15 years in state prison.
Source: The Daily News    Date: April 10, 2018

Cops: Graffiti tags at Wildwood Lake park are marks of 18th Street gang (Northampton, NY): Graffiti markings that recently appeared at Wildwood Lake town park appear to include tags associated with the 18th Street gang, a violent street gang known to be “aligned with the Mexican mafia,” Southampton Town Police Lt. Susan Ralph told members of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association at last night’s monthly meeting.
Source: Riverhead Local    Date: April 10, 2018

Huntington Station MS-13 gang member found guilty of forced recruitment (Suffolk County, NY): A Huntington Station man has been found guilty of being an MS-13 gang member who used the threat of violence in attempt to recruit new members.
Source: Times Beacon Record     Date: April 10, 2018

DA: Gang behind brutal slaying is still in Kingston (Kingston, NY): Local law enforcement officials say a violent international street gang established a presence in Kingston and was able to operate under the radar of local police agencies until a grisly murder and a federal investigation exposed their presence.
Source: Hudson Valley One    Date: April 6, 2018

Teen Who Faced Deportation After He Informed on MS-13 Gets Temporary Reprieve (New York City, NY): What was on track to be a routine deportation hearing in a New York City immigration courtroom Thursday turned into an hours-long administrative battle and a detailed airing of a teenager’s reasons for informing on his gang, MS-13.
Source: ProPublica    Date: April 6, 2018

Teenage MS-13 Gang Informant Heads Into Final Asylum Hearing (New York City, NY): Henry had finished his overnight shift in the jail cafeteria on Tuesday and was lying on his bunk listening to Spanish rap when he was called up to the administrative office.
Source: ProPublica    Date: April 5, 2018

Suffolk DA travels to El Salvador for MS-13 battle plan (Suffolk County, NY): Suffolk District Attorney Tim Sini traveled with state and local law-enforcement officials from New York and Maryland this week to El Salvador, where he met with the Central American nation’s top prosecutors and police to discuss strategies on combating MS-13.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 5, 2018

FBI Digging on Long Island for Possible MS-13 Gang Victim: Sources (Long Island, NY): FBI agents are digging near railroad tracks at a dead-end street on Long Island, working to recover what they believe are human remains, officials say.
Source: NBC 4 New York    Date: April 5, 2018

Leader Of “Bmb” Street Gang Sentenced To 150 Months In Prison On Racketeering Charges (New York City, NY): Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Nico Burrell, a/k/a “Zico Nico,” a leader of a violent street gang in the Bronx called the “Big Money Bosses” (“BMB”) was sentenced yesterday to 150 months in prison on racketeering charges. Burrell was sentenced by United States District Judge Alison J. Nathan.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: April 4, 2018

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