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|January 12, 2009
LOS ANGELES---- Ten members from Florencia 13 are convicted on multiple counts of drug and weapons charges. The case featured several news accounts of Florencia 13 gang members targeting blacks in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood on the order of Arturo "AC" Castellanos. According to prosecutors, Florencia members began an ethnic cleansing process after receiving the order from Castellanos in 2004. The race based order is just one of many which filtered from the California prison system in the aftermath of the 1992 gang truce and L.A., riots.
January 16, 2009
SAN DIEGO---- Raul "Huero Sherm" Leon, one of the most highly regarded members of the Mexican Mafia from the San Diego area was sentenced in federal court to life without parole by U.S. District Court Judge Dana M. Sabraw. Already serving a life sentence for murder, Leon pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges in connection with a 2006 federal indictment charging 36 members of La Eme with various crimes. Part of Leon's plea agreement includes an admission from Leon that he took part in the 2002 murder of Jabila Barragan at High Desert State Prison in Susanville. He also admitted being a member of the Mexican Mafia and conspiring to distribute drugs and launder money from Pelican Bay State Prison.
January 17, 2009
POMONA---- Julio Ponce Felix Jr., 35, was sentenced to 85 years to life for his role in the murder of Frankie "Chivo" Buelna. Police interrupted the plot the plot in 2005. Buelna was killed in an unrelated shooting a year later over unauthorized criminal activity in another Mexican mafia members territory.
January 27, 2009
POMONA---- Daryl "D.C." Castrejon., 49, failed to appear at a court hearing in Pomona Superior Court for the first time in three years. It was initially believed that Castrejon had been arrested on a cold case murder January 24 but check with local and federal authorities found this to have been a matter of speculation. Speculation ran wild as to the whereabouts of the eme veterano yet nothing concrete.
Darryl "DC" Castrejon.
February 13, 2009
SAN DIEGO---- Mauricio "Psycho" Mendez, Ernest "Criminal" Soqui, Phillip "Chino" McMillen, Arcadio "Mugsy" Nieto, Ruben "Espanto" Rivas, Garrett "Chino" Estock, Ernest "Dopey" Lampley, Rosario "Chaio" Mercado, Melvin "Casper" Berg, Rodolfo "Crazy" Lopez, Gerardo "Pirate aka Looney" Canela, Eduardo "Funny" Macias, Jorge "Blue" Lerma-Duenas and Jesus Rodriquez were named in an indictment charging them with being employed by and associating with the Mexican Mafia and each other under Title 18 violations in San Diego and Union city. Others charged under Operation Keys to the City were Ruben Gonzalez, Kevin Smith, Alberto Vasquez, Jimmy Nava, David Garcia, Edgar Garcia, Edward Sambrano, James Isales, Penny Duc, Jose Placencia, Lance Agundez, Roxanne Rodriquez, Jose Arteaga Gonzalez, Ismael Fonseca, Richard Ortiz, Jack Edward Harrison, Travis Chelberg, Valentinio Valladares, Charles Richey, Sorina Contreras, Daniel Durland and Cynthia Marquez.
March 08, 2009
SANTA BARBARA---- Alleged Emero Luis Gabriel Rio-Sosa is found guilty of murder in a case involving Frank "Pancho" Tracadero 60, in September 2006 in Ventura County.
May 15, 2009
LOS ANGELES---- Maria "Chata" Leon, 45, the matriarch of the Avenues "Drew Street" clique is sentenced to 8 years in federal prison and ordered deported immediately upon release. Leon pled guilty to two counts charging racketeering and conspiracy to distribute cocaine earlier this year. In addition to the 100 month prison term, conditions of Leon's probation included four years of supervised release and deportation. The terms and conditions which are to be met include a prohibition forbidding her from wearing or displaying gang related paraphernalia or making signs or gestures affiliated with the Drew Street clique or Avenues gang. Leon is the mother of six Avenues gang members including Daniel Leon who was shot and killed in a confrontation with undercover LAPD officers in February 2008, has an arrest record with 14 entries and two prior deportations. Leon and her family moved to Victorville where they started an off-shoot organization affiliated with the Avenues gang.
Maria "Chata" Leon .
May 20, 2009
LOS ANGELES---1,400 law enforcement officers concluded an investigation known as Operation Knockout conducted by the Los Angeles High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA) by sweeping through an area of the city occupied by the Hawaiian Gardens gang for more than 50 years. 88 people were arrested on state and federal charges related to the gangs activities which include several racially motivated shootings and the 2007 murder of Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Jerry Ortiz. Varrio Hawaiian Gardens has a longtime connection to the Mexican Mafia having been the original affiliation of alleged Eme founder Luis "Huero Buff" Flores.
LOS ANGELES---Operation Knockout case break down. United States vs. Flores, et al., the racketeering indictment that was returned by a federal grand jury on May 6. This indictment charges 57 defendants. Out of the 57 defendants in this indictment, 21 are already in custody and 36 were subject to arrest.
United States vs. Henley, et al., which was indicted on April 8. This case charged 20 defendants linked to the Hawaiian Gardens gang, 13 of whom were subject to arrest, in a scheme to distribute crack cocaine, heroin, powder cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana. Four of the defendants in this case were already in custody. Three of the defendants had yet to be identified at the time of the indictment.
United States vs. Barajas, et al., charged 20 defendants in a superseding indictment returned April8. In this case, two defendants were already in custody and five defendants, three of whom were believed to have been in Mexico, had not been fully identified. Therefore 13 of the defendants in this narcotics case were subject to arrest.
United States vs. Sotelo, et al., was indicted on April 29. This indictment charges 21 members of several street gangs, two of whom were already in custody and two of whom had not been fully identified, in a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Seventeen defendants in this indictment were subject to arrest.
United States vs. Ramirez, et al., a 29-defendant indictment returned on May 14 and charges members and associates of a Paramount based gang. Out of the 29 defendants accused of conspiring to distribute a variety of narcotics, 25 were subject to arrest today as four were already in custody.
JUNE 15, 2009
LOS ANGELES---39 members and associates of the Columbia Lil Cycos clique of the 18th Street gang are named in a federal indictment. Among the charges are murder 'for the 2001 death of Jose Barajas, whom gang members mistakenly identified as a member of a rival gang. It was announced that this superseding 31 count indictment is related to the October 2007 federal indictment that charged 18 defendants with drug trafficking... The lead defendant in the case was imprisoned Mexican Mafia members initially identified as "Mexican Mafia 1." Mexican Mafia 1 was later identified as imprisoned CLS shot-caller Ruben "Night Owl" Castro who was already serving a life term at the Federal Supermax Prison in Florence, Colorado. Sergop "Tricky" Pantoja, 33 was also named. He was called the shot-caller for CLC's street commanders.
JUNE 23, 2009
LOS ANGELES---Alex Sanchez 37, once a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang and executive director of Homies Unidos, and anti-gang group, is charged in a federal racketeering indictment. Sanchez was charged with several felonies including conspiracy to commit murder. The murder charge accused Sanchez of planning the murder of Walter Lacinos in La Libertad, El Salvador. The indictment also claimed Sanchez was the leader of the Normandie clique which controlled the distribution of cocaine, marijauna and methamphetamine. Authorities were quick to denounce media claims that Homies Unidos was a front for the Mexican Mafia. Sanchez was deported to El Salvador in 1994 but snuck back into the United States a year later. He was granted political assylum after successfully arguing that he had been harrassed by members of of the LAPD rampart division. The LAPD estimates Mara Salvatrucha has 250 active gang members in Los Angeles with a combined nationwide members exceeding 26,000.
JUNE 24, 2009
SAN BERNARDINO--- Janet Marie Hernandez 41, the wife of jailed Mexican Mafia shot-caller Salvador "Pony Boy aka Toro" Orozco Hernandez, 44, in a sweeping 18 count federal indictment charging 9 dozen Inland Empire gang members and associates with a variety of crimes including conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine as well as multiple firearms violations. Janet Hernandez was accused of acting on behalf of her husband in the management, sale and distribution of narcotics through San Bernardino County, requiring narcotics dealers to pay the Mexican Mafia a percentage of their profits. The prime targets of the subsequent raids were members and associates of Westside Verdugo, Northside Redlands and Varrio Redlands gang. The names of those indicted wer as follows.
Janet Hernandez 41, of Bloomington
Ruben Morales 44, of Riverside
Robert Jiminez Sr., 45, of San Bernardino
Gino Gonzalez 37, of Redlands
Jose DeJesus Ramirez 37, of San Bernardino
Jose Trinidad Ramirez 26, of San Bernardino
Armando Estrada 32, of San Bernardino
Ernie Estrada 23, of San Bernardino
Erik Estrada 23, of San Bernardino
George Reyes 39, of Colton
John Fortunato 29, of Rialto
Juan Vaca 38, of San Bernardino
Michelle Trejada 31, of Redlands
Tina Valdepena 45, of San Bernardino
Jessica Ramos 28, of Redlands
Juanita Garcia 29, of Mentone
Daniel Hocker 46, of Highland
Michael Tejada 31, of Rifle, Colorado
John Viveros 34, of Mentone
Reuben Velasquez 24, of San Bernardino
Michelle Yglesias 33, of Redlands
Laurie Fisher 51, of Roseville
Kelly Kelly 49, of Rifle, Colorado
Juan Beltran 33, of Whittier
Jason Cardoza, in custody USMS, SBDO,
Jeanette Amaya 51, in custody CDCR, Chowchilla
Mario Hernandez 36, in custody SBDO county
Rudy Martinez Jr, 35, in custody CDCR, Chino
Jennifer Patterson 30, in custody SBDO county
Alfredo Ramirez III 25, in custody CDCR Tehachapi
Nicolas Sendis 33, Whittier in custody USMS, MDC
Christopher Sims 26 in custody CDCR, Tehachapi
David Lopez 28, in custody SBCO county
Held on state warrants were;
Leiy Long 32, of San Bernardino
Lorraine Cabral 42, of Redlands
Edward Cuibal 50, of Riverside
Kwame Givens 25, of San Bernardino
Timothy Nieto 44, of Redlands
Timothy Klenke 50, of Redlands
Gabriel Banuelos 27, of San Bernardino
Maria Calderon 48, of San Bernardino
Ralph Banuelos 31, of San Bernardino
Juan Marquez 31, of Highland
Danny Marquez 33, of San Bernardino
Guadalupe Acuna of San Bernardino
Guastavo Castro 27, of San Bernardino
Angel Lerma 28, of San Bernardino
Bertha Ayon 30, of San Bernardino
Guadalupe Barajas 37, of San Bernardino
Mark Moreno 37, of Lake Elsinore
August 6, 2009
A San Bernardino County indictment names defendants CARLOS RIVERA, also known as Chino, and JESSICA MEDINA with knowingly and intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute at least 50 grams, that is, approximately 219 grams, of methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance. David "Plucky" Navaro served as tax collector for Armando "Mando" Barajas (OVS).
AUGUST 17, 2009
RIVERSIDE--- A Riverside County man was convicted of fatally shooting Jorge Ortiz an accused snitch by a member of the Mexican Mafia. Hernandez attempted to arrange the killing of a witness using a jail deputy with whom he was having an affair as an intermediary. The plan was thwarted by the deputy's fiancee whose father is a Riverside homicide detective. 33 year old George Anthony Hernandez Jr., faced a possible death sentence for the murder of Ortiz who was shot multiple times on July 26, 2004, in the parking lot a Jack's Bar on Cypress Avenue in Riverside's Arlanza neighborhood.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
SAN BERNARDINO---9 members of San Bernardino's 7th Street Westside Verdugo gang are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and street terroism after an informant reported the plot to murder a "dropout" ex-member of the gang. Deborah 'Cookie' Cortez 45, Lisa 'Flaco' Rochas 39, Peter 'Wino' Amaya 29, Sean 'Scrappy' Rodriquez, Lawrence 'Pelon' Cabrera 30, and Nicole Rene Majarrez 27, were arrested in the general area of Spruce and Pico Avenues. Amaya is accused of organizing the plot. The Amaya's have controlled gang activity on the Westside of San Bernardino since the incarceration of the Hernandez brothers.
NOVEMBER 19, 2010
MORENO VALLEY---42 year old Ralph "Perico" Rocha a validated Mexican Mafia member is charged with orchestrating a large-scale extortion scheme in Norwalk and parts of the San Gabriel Valley. Rocha and "Cisco" Gonzalez attempted to muscle in on the territory of imprisoned Eme shot caller Jacques "Jocko" Padilla, leading Padilla to issue a green-light via his wife Maria "Lola" Llatanda against the encroaching rivals. The incident was viewed as confirmation of a longstanding dispute between members of the Mafia who are imprisoned in the federal prison system, and leaders who are housed in state facilities. Rocha and Gonzalez reportedly were aligned with the federal faction whereas Padilla is viewed as a leader among the state faction.
DECEMBER 13, 2009
Jose Rojas a 39 year old San Diego man with ties to the Mexican Mafia and the AFO cartel is sentenced to a 17 year federal prison term after admitting to his role in a continuing criminal enterprise.
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|January 6, 2010
MONTCLAIR---29 year old Pomona Sharkies member Andre Lopez Jr., is arrested at a home in the 9400 block of Carillo Street in Montclair for the shooting death of Rudy "Bugsy" Partida at a home in Pomona in June 2009.
JANUARY 26, 2010
RIVERSIDE---Federal authorities announce a sweeping indictment against members of the Eastside Riva gang. Six of twenty total defendants were charged with trafficking methamphetamine and a number of other federal crimes in the Riverside area. Eastside Riva, a twenty year old gang numbering 500 members and associates was alleged to have been used by members of the Mexican Mafia to collect rent and distribute narcotics in and around the Riverside area. Several law enforcement badges "alleged to have been stolen," were among the items seized in the raids. Among those named in the indictment were.
Salvador Orozco Hernandez, Jr. (aka Toro and Tio), 45, of Bloomington, a Mexican Mafia member currently in state prison on attempted murder charges, who is accused of issuing directives to senior ESR members on topics including tax collections and drug distribution in ESR territory;
Robert Zavala Carrillo (aka Pato), 37, of Moreno Valley, accused of being the de facto leader of the ESR gang and the president of an ESR clique, who is a fugitive;
Christopher Nevarez (aka Flako), 38, of Riverside, the alleged liason between the ESR and the Mexican Mafia, who is currently in state custody on a parole violation;
Ronnie Marquez (aka Shadow), 41, of Riverside, allegedly a senior member of ESR who is in custody awaiting trial on drug and weapons offense;
Ignacio Chavez (aka Kartune), 32, of Riverside, a senior member of ESR who is in custody awaiting trial on charges of attempted murder and drug traficking;
Mark Gil (aka Papa and Little G), 35, of Moreno Valley, a senior member of ESR, who is a fugitive;
Andrew Pacheco Moreno (aka Drew), 37, of Fontanam;
Daniel Henry Padron (aka Danny Boy and Sneaky), 33, of Riverside, who is currently incarcerated after being convicted of drug trafficking;
Jose Arredondo (aka Tony), 40, of Hemet, who is currently incarcerated after being convicted of drug trafficking;
Johnny Gomez, 44, of Riverside;
Nateno Moreno (aka Shorty), 32, of Riverside;
Vanessa Garcia (aka Pookie and Erica), 22, of Riverside, who is in custody on a parole violation;
Allexxis Olonna Smith, 24, of Riverside, who is currently incarcerated after being convicted of carjacking;
Chris James Garcia (aka Chuco), 42, of Riverside;
Rudy Tovar (aka Dinky), 30, of Riverside, who is currently incarcerated after being convicted on drug trafficking charges;
Paul Cortez (aka Wiskers), 22, of Riverside;
Allan Patrick Staley (aka Paya), 37, of Riverside, who is a fugitive; and
Deanna Wagner, 33, of Riverside, who is a fugitive.
The other two defendants charged are: David Martinez, 37, charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; and Ronnie Granado, 42, a fugitive who is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
FEBRUARY 8, 2010
LOS ANGELES---6 members of Florencia 13 are sentenced to life in prison for following the orders of long imprisoned Eme leader Arturo "Tablas" Castellano. Castellano reportedly ordered members of Florencia 13 through a series of letters authored from his Pelican Bay cell to cease their infighting, tax drug dealers, prostitutes, fruit vendors
and a crew of men selling phony ID cards in Huntington Park. The proceeds were returned to him and other members of the Mexican Mafia imprisoned at Pelican Bay. Castellanos also ordered Florencia 13 members to initiate a series of attacks on Watts area gang members in 2004. The result was a war between Florencia and members of the East Coast Crips.
FEBRUARY 9, 2010
LOS ANGELES---Francisco "Pancho" Real, 28, a former shot caller for the Drew Street clique of the Avenues gang is featured in a media expose detailing his cooperation with law enforcement officials. Real calmly detailed a litany of beatings, drug deals, assaults and murders many of which were carried out by the cliques elite crew of shooters known as the "A" team.
MARCH 24, 2010
SAN DIEGO 44 year old Patrick Ralph Ponce pleads guilty to drug, weapon, kidnapping and extortion charges. Authorities charged Ponce headed a violent 31 member gang associated with leaders of the San Diego Mexican Mafia. Ponce focused on the collection and enforcement of the Eme's tax edict on drug and immigrant smuggling in El Centro, Calexico, Brawley, Heber, Holtville, Calipatria and Niland.
April 1, 2010
CRESCENT CITY---Del Norte County officials begin forfeiture proceedings against imprisoned Mexican Mafia Danny Roman. Roman reportedly had $26,000 in his inmate account, proceeds believed to have been accumulated through extortionate activity and drug sales committed on behalf of the Mexican Mafia.
April 8, 2010
LOS ANGELES---Jury selection in the trial of reputed Mexican Mafia shot caller Eulalio "Lalo" Martinez, 48, gets started. Martinez stands charged with ordering the murder of Donald "Pato" Schubert from his Pelican Bay cell. Authorities said members of the Lomas Rosemead street gang acted upon Martinez's edict which was retribution for Schubert's unwitting cooperation with a man who killed Martinez younger years before. Joseph "Capone" Garivay, 42, and Raul Pedroza, 32 along with Daniel Ahumada (sentenced in 2002 to 15 years to life) acted upon the order.
April 22, 2010
ONTARIO---46 year old Armando "Mando" Barajas, a suspected Mexican Mafia shot caller is named as the lead defendant in a multiple count indictment charging 50 members and associates of the Ontario Varrio Sur Black Angels gang with violation of the RICO act, conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine and fire arms violations. Authorities claim Barajas used the strong ties of the Black Angels to the Mexican Mafia to elicit taxes and other criminal acts in the furtherance of a continuing criminal enterprise.
ARMANDO BARAJAS, aka Mando,
JUAN GIL, aka Nito,
DAVID NAVARRO, aka Plucky,
JOSE HURTADO, aka Lonely,
aka Solo, FRANK ALCALA,
ENRIQUE JIMENEZ, aka Cisco,
CARLOS RIVERA, aka Chino,
RIGO PORTILLO, aka Lost Boy,
JUAN DIAZ, aka Swifty,
CARLOS VASQUEZ, aka Lil Lazy,
ADOLPH MORAGA, aka Fito, STEVEN ESPINOZA,
aka Little Loki, RAFAEL ALVAREZ,
aka Lil Pokie, DANIEL REYES,
ZACARIAS ARTEAGA, aka Drew,
HUGO QUIROZ, ROBERT DEWESTER,
aka Lucci, MARLON JIRON,aka Bow Easy,
FERNANDO MORALES, aka Sicko,
ALEX CASTRO, aka Sniper,
ALBERT MORENO, aka Pelon,
MICHAEL SANCHEZ, aka Dropper,aka Toro,
RAUL PRIETO, aka Crook,
STEVEN VEGA, aka Widget,
ROSE MARIE MAGALLANES,
JAMES KISSLING, aka Casper,
SANTACRUZ SILVA, aka Jose,
MARCO ANTONIO TORRES-CRUZ, aka Alex,"
INEZ MEZA, aka Gordo,
ANGEL ARANDA, aka Bandit,
SALVADOR MARTINEZ, aka Flaco,
SANTIAGO MENDEZ, and
April 22, 2010
CHINO---Ruben Johnny Gonzales, a 56 year old member of the Chino Sinners gang was charged with attempted extortion for demanding that a Chino Hills parolee either participate in gang activity or pay $1,000. Gonzales reportedly met his victim at an area parole officer and began stalking the man going so far as to leave a hand written note at the victims apartment warning him "don't play with me."
MAYl 2, 2010
LEWISBURG PENNSYLVANIA---Juan "China Boy" Arias, a 40 year old Emero is pronounced dead at Evangelical Community Hospital after a violent attack at the federal prison facility in Lewisburg. Arias wa serving a 384 month term imposed for Racketeering and Conspiracy related charges stemming from his control of Eme affairs in the Chivas, Artesia, Norwalk and Hawaiian Gardens neighborhoods.
MAYl 3, 2010
LOS ANGELES---Joseph "Capone" Garivay, a 42 year old Rosemead gang members is found guilty of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit the murder of Donald "Pato" Schubert. The case revolved around allegations of Mexican Mafia involvement. Particularly an edict issued from imprisoned Eme leaer Eulalio "Lalo" Martinez.
June 7, 2010
LA PUENTE---8 members of the Puente 13 street gang were arrested in connection with a 22 count federal racketeering indictment alleging drug and violent acts benefitting the Mexican Mafia. The 22 count indictment named 17 defendants, 16 of which were said to have taken part in a RICO conspiracy. Puente 13, a street gang formed in the City of La Puente some 60 years prior, claimed a large segment of the city and unincorporated sections of the San Gabriel Valley, Hacienda Heights, Walnut and West Covina as their turf. Comprised of and estimated 600 members and associates divided among 14 cliques, the gang answered to Rafael "Cisco" Gonzalez a Mexican mafia member. 4 of those named in the federal racketeering indictment face the death penalty in connection with the 2006 murder of 44 year old David Dragna, a rival gang member who was reportedly collecting taxes without authorization. Among those charged with the Dragna murder were;
Cesar Munoz Gonzalez aka "Blanco", 36, of Rowland Heights.
Steven Nunez aka "Flaco", 30, a state prison inmate.
Angel Frank Torres aka "Smiley", 34, a state prison inmate.
Adrian Rodriquez aka "Trips", 25, of Huntington Park.
Henry Rick Zabala, 40, of La Puente.
Abraham Aldana aka "Listo"
Michael Anthony Torres aka "Mikey"
Danny Arthur Nunez aka "Moe"
Alejandro Trujillo aka "Spantos"
Mario Alberto Sandoval aka "Sonny"
Patricia Ana Ayala-Martinez aka "Dreams"
June 12, 2010
LA PUENTE---Maria Llantada, 44, and 9 La Puente gang members and associates are accused of running the day-to-day activities for an imprisoned Mexican Mafia leader. Authorities charge Llantada participated in a criminal conspiracy on behalf of her husband who was serving time in Pelican Bay. Charged with helping Llantada plan and coordinate street gang activities in parts of La Puente, Norwalk and surrounding communities were;
Doreen Padilla, 25
David Sahagun, 26
Yvonne Montes, 31
George Bravo, 40
Renee Lopez, 21
Ernesto Roacho Jr., 20
Angelita Martinez, 37
Danna Stover, 33
Antonio Palacios, 66
June 15, 2010
CHINO---21 members and associates of the Chino Sinners gang were charged for allegedly participating in a narcotics distribution operation with ties to the Mexican Mafia. The investigation known as "Operation Redemption" was initiated in January 2008. Among those charged as a result were:
Victor Hurtado, of San Jacinto;
Jaime Banuelos, 29, of Chino
Silvino Perez, currently being sought by law enforcement.
Michael Monsivais, 32, of Chino
Albert Hernandez, 23, of Pomona
Alexander John Hernandez, 34 of Bloomington, CA
David Darnall, 32 of Ontario
Frederick Malgra Garcia, Jr., 42 (transferred from state to federal custody today)
Matthew Reina, 29, of Chino
Romeo Aranda (transferred to federal custody from state custody today)
Lorena Aguirre, 35 of Chino
Crystine Minchau Ramirez in Chino
Anthony Ramirez of Chino
Richard Galvan, dob not available, of Chino
Nick Cervantez, 37, of Pomona
June 16, 2010
POMONA---Andre Lopez Jr.,29, pleads not contest to involuntary manslaughter and a weapons charge in exchange for a 4 year term for the death of Mexican Mafia member Rudy "Bugsy" Edward Partida III., on June 14, 2009 in a home in the 2300 block of Gambier Drive in Pomona.
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January 09, 2011
RANCHO CUCAMONGA---Ruben Johnny Gonzales, a 57 year old member of the Chino Sinners gang is sentenced to a 20 year term for trying to extort a gang "tax" from a man he met at an area parole office. Gonzales accepted the sentence as part of a plea bargain which allowed him to escape a possible 39 year term due to his prior criminal record.
March 07, 2011
VICTORVILLE--- Investigators from the Victorville SMASH team wrapped up an investigation charging several gang associates with ties to la Eme with a litany of crimes committed over the course of a year. The charges covered crimes which included a home invasion robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, extortion, kidnapping, witness intimidation and murder. Among those charged were Angel "Bandit" Aranda, a 39 year old member of the Ontario Black Angels. Daniel "Danny Boy" Lechuga, 35, Denise "Baby Loca" Hererra, 24, Ivan "Trusty" Montero, 26, Joel "Bouncer" Pompa, 32, Jessica Rodriguez, 36, Regina Chavira, 40, Hugo Manzano, 31, and Amanda Ortega, 31. Aranda was named in an April 2010 indictment aimed at the Black Angels. It is unknown if the increased activity by the Black Angels is an attempt by Ronald "Turtle" Baisa to secure the lucrative San Bernardino county drug trade or if other forces are at play here.
March 20, 2011
OXNARD--- Daniel Flores from Colonial Chiques in Oxnard is sentenced to life without parole for the February 2008 murder of Armando Sepulveda. Sepulveda was alleged to have been a member of the rival El Rio gang when he was shot by Brando Arauz. Flores, Arauz and Jose Velasquez reportedly adorned themselves in attire similar to the El Rio gang before the incident which saw Flores introduce himself as a member of the El Rio gang moments before Arauz pulled the trigger. Arauz was not charged in the murder but is serving a 64 year sentence on unrelated charges. Velasquez's trial is pending. Prosecutors charged that Flores bragged of being hooked up to the Mexican Mafia to a jailhouse informant in a conversation in which he reportedly admitted to shooting two other people.
April 14, 2011
NORWALK--- 50 year old Whittier resident and accused Eme affiliate Raymond Reyes III is sentenced under the three strikes initiative to serve a 25 year to life term for possession of heroin. The charges stem from a February 26, 2008 arrest at a Whittier hotel in which officers found .31 grams of heroin in Reyes room. A simple possession charge turned into a three strikes case with prosecutors arguing that Reyes was an Eme crew leader. The prosecution sought to bolster this claim by introducing Eme turncoat Rene "Boxer" Enriquez. Enriquez began cooperating with authorities in 2002 and has no knowledge of the current structure nor dealings of the group. He is alleged to have been green-lighted prior to his defection leading him to seek the protection of prison authorities, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. According to the prosecutions case against Reyes, he is alleged to have control over the Hawaiian Gardens gang and its territory.
April 18, 2011
LA PUENTE--- Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant granted a civil injunction against several members of Puente 13 and Bassett Grande gangs. The injunction charged the two multi-generational gangs with engaging in the sale of narcotics and tax collection on behalf of competing imprisoned Mexican Mafia members such as Rafael Munoz Gonzalez aka Cisco "exercising control over Puente 13." Authorities charge that Munoz Gonzalez has tried to establish control over a 16-square mile area which includes the communities of Avocado Heights, Bassett, South San Jose Hills and Valinda through violent acts and intimidation. Puente 13 was credited with more than 1,000 members divided among 14 subsets or "cliques" whereas Bassett Grande is said to have a core membership numbering 300 or so. Despite the gang's
April 26, 2011
LOS ANGELES--- David 'Puppet' Robles and Jesse 'Psycho' Garcia are found guilty of gunning down two brothers in a brazen 1998 attack at a clothing store on Lincoln Boulevard. Charges were filed against both men while they were serving unrelated prison terms after eye witness testimony and DNA evidence obtained from a ski mask left at the scene linked the pair to the crime scene. Michael and Anthony Juarez (ages 27 and 19) were shot and killed in a retaliatory attack exacted after a member of Robles and Garica's gang was shot in a separate attack. The pair believed the shooter in the previous case was linked to the clothing store. Their intended target was not at the store during the attack. Robles was serving an 8 year term in Corcoran State Prison imposed in February 2001 when the murder charges were filed. Garcia was serving a 15 year term imposed in May 1999 for carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm. Both men have been linked as associates to the Mexican Mafia.
May 3, 2011
LOS ANGELES--- The Los Angeles office of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, conducted a sting in conjunction with the Pacific Division of the LAPD targeting the Venice Trece gang with engaging in firearms related offenses and narcotics trafficking. Named in a subsequent indictment were;
George R. Lopez, 41, Lawndale
Salvador Garcia, 29, Los Angeles
Cesar Perez Rios, 39, Los Angeles
Marion Vincent Lopez, 43, Lawndale
Joey Edward Leyba, 37, West Los Angeles
Maribel Gordio, 35, South Los Angeles
May 4, 2011
LOS ANGELES--- David 'Puppet' Robles is sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the 1998 murder of Michael and Anthony Juarez (ages 27 and 19). Prosecutors noted Robles prior history which included attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and other weapons related violations. Sentencing for Robles co-defendant Jesse "Psycho" Garcia, was schedule for sentencing on May 19 in Los Angeles Superior Court.
May 6, 2011
HANFORD--- Ruben "Silent" Pinuelas once said to have been a rising star in Mexican Mafia circles is sentenced to serve a 60 year to life term for conspiring to murder a fellow gang member who attempted to usurp his authority at Corcoran State Prison. Pinuelas reportedly ordered Eme associates Aldrin Trejo and Louis Jimenez to attack an inmate who had complained of his heavy handed tactics in running a lower level yard at Corcoran. In trying to consolidate his power, Pinuelas ignored an order from a higher ranking Eme member to leave the dispute between himself and the other inmate alone. Trejo and Jiminez were also sentenced to 60 year terms for following Pinuelas order.
MAY 26, 2011
SAN DIEGO---40 year old Phillip McMillen is sentenced to serve a 25 year federal prison term after earlier pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering and brandishing a firearm during a violent crime. McMillen conceded that he committed crime which included murder, robbery, kidnapping, extortion and drug trafficking. A former member National City street gang member, McMillen was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Janis Sammartino.
June 24, 2011
PELICAN BAY---Inmate C-50887 Mark Robert Quiroz aka "Turtle" a ranking emero files suit charging William Cate with civil rights violations and unconstitutional acts. Quiroz motion contains allegations of violation of his 1st Amendment Right to association and speech. Violation of his 1st Amendment Right by retaliating against him, violating his 1st and 14th Amendment right to equal protection right to prosecute his claims and violations to his 8th Amendment rights having been subjected to "malicious harrassment" by interference with his relationship with his future wife and correspondence with family members and friends. He also charged that his 8th Amendment rights were further violated when staff acted with deliberate indifference to his medical needs. He also claimed violation of his 1st and 14th Amendment rights to marry and maintain familial relationships. Quiroz is a documented member of the Mexican Mafia exercising a tremendous influence in the affairs of the eastern Inland Empire gangs particular Northside Colton.
JUNE 29, 2011
PACOIMA---A joint task force investigation dubbed Operation double header resulted in the arrest of 14 members and associates of the Pacoima Project Boys. Authorities charged that the gang members became predominant in the Pacoima Flats neighborhood in 2001 after the Project Boys and Pacoima Flatts gangs merged under an alliance known as the "Project Flats." The operation resulted in an indictment charging the defendants with operating a narcotics distribution ring specializing in the sale and distribution of methamphetamine. The gang's leaders reportedly maintained contact with incarcerated Mexican Mafia members and Camaradas who controlled the operation of the drug ring and tax activity in the San Fernando Valley. Among those targeted were under federal guidelines were;
John Anthony Garcia, 45, of Sylmar.
Cesar Octavio Venegas, 35, of Arleta.
Sandra Edit Ceja, 35, of Pacoima.
Luis Carlos Lopez, 33, of Palmdale.
Albert Mario Herrera, 35, of Palmdale.
Jesus Jonathon Flores, 25, of Pacoima.
Jimmy Madrid, 47, of Pacoima.
Michael William Wisar, 26, of Slymar.
Miguel Angel Sanchez Cedillos, 33.
Charged on state charges were;
Jorge A. Aguilar, of Pacoima.
Nathan Bedford Bowman, of Palmdale.
Joseph Garcia, of Sylmar.
Genevieve Lopez, of Palmdale.
Emilio Navarette Lopez.
Eduardo Ayala, of North Hollywood.
Bert Ayala, of North Hollywood.
Jesse Rodriquez, of Mission Hills..
July 13, 2011
SANTA ANNA---Investigators concluded a 3 year investigation termed Operation Black Flag by indicting 57 members and associates of an Orange County gang known as Forming Kaos. The investigation initially centered upon the activities of high ranking FK member Cesar "Roach" Munguia, 31 a Huntington Beach resident accused of dealing guns, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin. Munguia drew his influence from an association with a renegade Mexican Mafia cell headed by Armando Moreno. Authorities charged that Moreno in an attempt to usurp the authority of imprisoned Orange County Eme shotcaller Peter "Sana" Ojeda, employed "hard candy" tactics to coax Ojeda loyalists to support his efforts to seize control of Orange Counties hispanic gang community. Moreno's campaign of confusion and kaos lasted from 2005 until April 2009 when authorities transferred him from the Orange County Jail to a California prison facility. The episode "reminiscent of the Frankie Buelna dispute," highlights the weakness within the Mexican Mafia structure that allows individuals to promote themselves without true authority or authorization.
August 11, 2011
RANCHO CUCAMONGA--- Mexican Mafia dropout and Cucamonga Dogpatch member Jaime Nuci is attacked and stabbed multiple times by Cuca King Gerald Arias. Nuci had been greenlighted by Emero Arthur "Tudi" Estrada. Nuci had carried on a physical relationship with Estrada's estranged wife Roberta several years before.
September 6, 2011
PELICAN BAY--- Alfred Arthur Sandoval, former Death Row inmate writes a letter detailing his involvement in the Short Corridor demonstration. Sandoval sites an internal prison memo he says outlines the function...to reduce prisoners to the state of submission essential for their ideological conversion
that failing, the next step is to reduce them to a state of psychological incompetence sufficient to neutralize them as efficient self-directed antagonists
That failing, the only alternative is to destroy them. Preferably by making them desperate enough to destroy themselves.
September 11, 2011
SAN BERNARDINO--- Parolee Frank Joseph Ramos meets with longtime San Bernardino key holder Jonathan Ray "Lazie" Brockhaus and informs him that he is no longer authorized to collect taxes from San Bernardino gangs. Ramos message was reportedly authorized by WSV Emero Andrew "Huero" Rodriguez. Rodriguez move was an attempt to usurp the authority wielded by the Sal "Toro" Hernandez. Hernandez fell under suspicion for questions involving politicking he and his brother made in a power play against the Agudo brothers in the infamous Dead President's case. Lazie became the President of the 7th Street gang in the aftermath of the Agudo murders. Hernandez "a member of the Cuca Kings," gained local support in large part to his association with Brockhaus. Rodriguez move against the Hernandez brothers coincided with a move by Emero and Cuca King Arturo "Tudy" Estrada in nearby Riverside.
October 5, 2011
VICTORVILLE---35 year old Daniel Manuel Lechuga pled guilty on robbery a robbery charge and accepted the prosecutions offer of 9 years in state prison. Lechuga was one the accused leaders of a plot authorities say was associated with a Mexican Mafia plot to takeover the area drug market.
November 1, 2011
VICTORVILLE---24 year old Denise Marie Herrera is sentenced under the terms of a plea agreement to serve 8 years in state prison on a single charge of residential robbery. 12 additional charges were dropped in relation to a plot authorities say was linked to an Eme plot to takeover the area drug market. Herrera was one of 14 people arrested in a series of raids that took place in Los Angeles and the Victor Valley in March featuring charges on crimes ranging from extortion to assault with a firearm and participation in a street gang and conspiracy.
November 2, 2011
SAN DIEGO---High ranking emero Jose Alberto Marquez aka "Bat" was sentenced to life in prison by United States District Judge M. James Lorenz. Marquez was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute by a federal jury on March 11, 2011. Prosecutors contend that Marquez a confirmed member of the Mexican Mafia and Del Sol gang used area gang members to organize a methamphetamine deal following his capture and subsequent extradition from Mexico in January 2007.
November 3, 2011
ORANGE COUNTY---51 year old emero Ernest Arthur Peralta is scheduled for a parole hearing at the California State Prison Corcoran. Peralta is serving a 28 years-to-life sentence for the robbery and murder of Reyes Rosales Torres following a fight outside a Santa Ana bar in February 1982. Peralta an Orange County gang member since the age of 13 knocked Torres unconscious before shooting him 13 times. Since his conviction authorities have sighted Peralta more than 40 times on a variety of infractions. Authorities contend that if released Peralta could step in and assume command of Peter Ojeda's Orange County eme operation.
November 4, 2011
ORANGE COUNTY---51 year old emero Ernest Arthur Peralta is denied release during parole hearing at the California State Prison Corcoran. Members of the parole board sighted Peralta's "lack of rehabilitation or insight into the murder of Reyes Rosales Torres following a fight outside a Santa Ana bar in February 1982.
December 13, 2011
Torrance---56 year old Eme shot-caller, Senon "Cherilo" Grande Grajeda is indicted as the head of a multi-state narcotics operation involving the Torrance based La Rana gang. Grajeda "the younger brother of influential Eme twin leaders Daniel "Cuate" and Thomas "Big Wino" Grajeda," reportedly oversaw the distribution of cartel supplied cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription pills by a network of gang related couriers in locations outside of California which included Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusets, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Carolina and Pennsylvania. The Grajeda's are legendary figures within gang circles, their ousting of influential members such Rene "Boxer" Enriquez 'a federal witness' and fellow La Rana gang leader and Eme veterano Manuel "Tati" Torres 'murder in 2005 at the ADX in Florence, Colorado," only served to strengthen their hold over the gang's business affairs in the Rancho San Pedro and Harbor areas.
"Cuate" & "Wino" Grajeda
December 29, 2011
SAN BERNARDINO---37 year old Froyland Medina Chiprez a West Side Verdugo gang member arrested in Tijuana in June was extradited from Mexico to face four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder and with a special circumstance of participating in a gang murder. Chiprez was flown into San Bernardino International Airport by the FBI's Inland Regional Apprehension Team. A no bail parole warrant was also filed against Chiprez for violating the terms of parole relating to a 1994 involuntary manslaughter conviction.
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|January 4, 2012
RANCHO CUCAMONGA---37 year old Froyland Chiprez misses his first scheduled court appearance after an unidentified inmate assaulted him at the West Valley detention facility. Chiprez was later arraigned in the deaths of Johnny and Gilberto Agudo as well as Marselino and Anthony Luna.
January 7, 2012
SAN BERNARDINO---32 year old Lorenzo Anthony "Bad Boy" Baca III [7th Street] is shot and killed by a San Bernardino Police officer after a brief pursuit and exchange of gunfire near the 5th street overpass. Baca died at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
January 8, 2012
NORWALK---39 year old Gabriel Alexander Ronquillo is convicted for the 2004 murder of 47 year old Gary Frausto and the 1999 murder of 23 year old David Borunda. Prosecutors found true special allegations of multiple murders, murder by an active gang member and murder for the benefit of a street gang. Scheduled for sentencing on February 8th, Ronquillo faces possible execution at San Quentin. Ronquillo reportedly stabbed Frausto in a case of mistaken identity. His target was Frausto's brother Richard who'd been green-lighted by the Mexican Mafia for skimming money from taxes owed. Fearing that a founding member of his street gang would be killed thereby putting himself in danger of a green-light, Ronquillo under took the Frausto hit to endear himself to the rival Eme faction.
January 17, 2012
RANCHO CUCAMONGA---San Bernardino district attorney Michael Ramos filed an injunction against the 200 member Cucamonga Kings gang effectively banning them from asection of Rancho Cuacamong known as "North Town" and "Old Town Park." A decades old gang, the "Cuca Kings" are affiliated with the Mexican Mafia through "Tio" Salvador Orozco Hernandez a high ranking Eme member who is currently serving a 10 year prison term on racketeering related charges. Hernandez and his brother Alfred Hernandez attempted to seize control of San Bernardino counties illicit gang activity prior to their arrest, conviction and incarceration in 2008. Other prominent members of the Cuca Kings associated with the Mexican Mafia are Paul Anguiano, Jr., currently serving a 164 year term for murder, Tommy "Chono" Anguiano and Gilbert Anguiano , John "Bugsy" Mijares, Johnny Ray Vandergriff, who is listed as one of the more active members of the young Kings gang members.
Arthur Estrada #V26050
Pelican Bay State Prison
Salvador Orozco Hernandez #G32389
Chino Institution for Men (CIM)
Alfred Hernandez #G32297
California Correctional Institution (CCI) Tehachapi
Gilbert Anguiano #H29666
Ironwood State Prison
Paul Gilbert Anguiano #G55204
High Desert State Prison
January 25, 2012
SAN DIEGO---A federal grand jury handed up 17 indictments naming 119 members and associates of San Diego area gangs with participating in a conspiracy which included drug trafficking violations and federal firearm offenses. Among those targeted in a three part investigation were members belonging to nine different criminal street gangs including Varrio Chula Vista, East Side Piru, Old Town National City, Shelltown, National City Locos, Imperial Beach Imperials, Paradise Hills, Varrio Encanto Locos and National City Block Boys. Those gangs reportedly participated in the distribution of methamphetamine and heroin on behalf of 53 year old emero Salvador Colabello. Colabella is said to have organized the aforementioned gangs who extorted and robbed unauthorized drug dealers and enforced a mafia tax on affiliated gang drug activity. 39 year old Rudy 'Crazy Boy' Espudo was targeted during an 18 month investigation dubbed "Operation Notorious County." (ONC) led to 8 indictments charging 51 individuals with participating in a federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) conspiracy. Under the terms of the indictment handed down on January 19 were crimes which included attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion, money laundering and drug trafficking violations. Espudo oversaw Mexican Mafia activities in north San Diego county using gangs such as the Diablos, West Side gangs based in Escondido, the Varrio San Marcos and Varrio Fallbrook Locos to maintain control.
"Scrooge" & "Crazy boy"
Operation Notorious County
Rudy Espudo, aka Crazy
Angelina Chavez-Espudo, aka Angel, aka Senora
Pablo Franco, aka Casper, aka Dwarf
Miguel Grado, aka Kieto, aka Kathy
Jesus Barragan, aka Chito
Francisco Gutierrez, aka Bullet, aka Ammo
Oscar Lara, aka Little Troubles
Adan Landeros, aka Lucky
Eduardo Sanchez, aka Ghetto, aka Eric
Ivan Dunayevich, aka Wolfie
Jose Aranda, aka Vicious
Julio Solorzano, aka Mowgli
Gregorio Puebla, aka Froggy, aka Lil Froggy
Hector Fernandez, aka Evil
Arthur Garcia, aka Thumper
Jose Cornejo, aka Rabbit
Jessy Moreno, aka Little Monkey
Gerardo Barajas, aka Knuckles
Enrique Torres, aka Clumsy, aka Klumsy
Hector Garcia, aka Studders, aka Muffin
Jose Ortega, aka Temper
Juan Perez, aka Johnny
Gustavo Barron, aka Force
Armando Barragan, aka Bart
Elvira Esparza, aka Vida
Francisco Zamora, aka Tiny, aka Frankie
Everst Cruz, aka Temper
Daniel Nieto, aka Malo
Fernando Carapia, aka Youngster
Cesar Flores, aka Thumper
Erik Lupercio, aka Scrappy
Jeremiah Figueroa, aka Gremlin
Juana Araiza Janette Hernandez, aka Puzzles
Ulices Lopez, aka Tony
Tammarra Rivera, akas Tammarra Basulto, Tammy
Tony Garcia, aka Whopper,
Cynthia Varela, aka Cindy Sarah Quintana
Marcelina Reynoso, aka Marcy
Salvador Nicola Colabella
Jose Luis Mercardo
Maria De Jesus Claudia Ochoa
Richard Moreno Quevedo
Silvano Hernandez, Jr.
FNU LNU, aka Pelon
FNU LNU, aka Tony
Jose Pedro Covarrubias
Deleal Fantajamarie Cajmere
Elisa Alexandra Turner AGE 25
Manuel Borboa AGE 35 IN CUSTODY
Steve Alex Padilla AGE 31
Sara Patricia Macias AGE 26
Nahum Barajas Ramirez AGE 28
Edward Wyatt Edwards AGE 53
Daniel Robert Zapata AGE 42
Daniel Yuhas AGE 36 IN CUSTODY
Pedro Reyes Valencia AGE 43
Marcelo Fonseca Benitez AGE 39 IN CUSTODY
Marta Cecilia Ramirez Cardenas AGE 29 IN CUSTODY
Monica Ann Castro AGE 43
Yesenia Yvette Martinez AGE 21 IN CUSTODY
Larry Jiro Yafuso AGE 34
Juan Aurelio Lopez AGE 25
Alberto Jimenez Barba
Nora Elizabeth Angulo AGE 24
Peter Caleb Auzenne AGE 29
FNU LNU, aka Pelon AGE UNK IN CUSTODY
Marco Ramirez AGE 57 IN CUSTODY
Rudy Verduzco AGE 35 IN CUSTODY
FNU LNU, aka "Cabezon"
Francisco Hernandez Calderon AGE 46 IN CUSTODY
Javier Rodriguez Hernandez AGE 37 IN CUSTODY
Karlina Irma Gaskill AGE 20 IN CUSTODY
Christina Carol Campas AGE 48
Edgar Alan Sandoval Deltoro AGE 34
Jesus Antonio Lopez Siquieros AGE 40
Lisa Annette McCusker AGE 40 IN CUSTODY
Timothy Joseph Costello AGE 41
Harold Hughes Williams AGE 58
Nichole Marie Martinez AGE 33
Mona Dennise Luera AGE 30
January 26, 2012
SAN DIEGO---Christina Campas, 48, Fantaja Deleal and Christian Ivan Barraza-Guzman were detained in a series of coordinated raids in San Diego's North County. A fourth suspect John Atkinson was also arrested after a crash and chase. All of the above were linked to operations Notorious County, Operation Carnalismo and Operation 12-Step in Central and south San Diego Counties.
January 26, 2012
KINGMAN AZ---Frank "Smokey" Alcala Jr.,46, a member of Ontario Varrio Sur residing in Fort Mohave, Arizona is arrested by a federal task force in Ontario. Alcala was subject to a fugitive warrant after failing to appear for sentencing in Kingman Superior Court in September 2011. Alcala pled guilty to one count of miscondunct with a weapon following his Feb. 8, 2011 arrest in a home on Sea Breeze Lane.
February 2, 2012
SANTA ANA---A jury returned guilty verdicts against 38 year old Rolando "Rolo" Ontiveros a former member of East Los Angeles's Lott Street gang. Ontiveros was found to have conspired with members of Mariano "Chuy" Martinez's eme faction in the November 19, 1998 member of Richard Serrano and two others in a Montebello auto body shop. Ontiveros faces a mandatory life sentence plus 30 consecutive years in federal custody when he is sentenced on May 7 by U.S. District Judge David O. Carter.
February 6, 2012
RIVERSIDE--- Robert Carrillo-Zavala aka "Pato", is committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to serve a term of 132 months. The 132 month term was administered for the defendants violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Conspiracy, Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.
March 11, 2012
KINGMAN AZ---Frank "Smokey" Alcala Jr.,46, a resident of Fort Mohave, Arizona is sentenced to serve a 3 year 9 month term for misconduct with a weapon.
February 22, 2012
SAN DIEGO--- 35 year old Travis "Whisper" Chelberg was sentenced to serve a 14 year federal prison term for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for a violent attack upon a fellow inmate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. The attack was an attempt by Chelberg, "a Mexican Mafia associate charged in Operation Keys to the City in 2009," to dissuade the prisoner from testifying against him.
March 15, 2012
NORWALK--- 39 year old Mexican Mafia associate and Southside Whittier gang member Gabriel Alexander Ronquillo is sentenced to die for the 2004 stabbing death of Gary Frausto at his home in Whittier. Frausto was stabbed in a case of mistaken identity after Ronquillo acting on a Mexican Mafia order to hit Richard Frausto a founding member of Ronquillo's Southside Whittier gang for reportedly skimming drug and gang tax profits from the gang's local operation. Ronquillo was also connected to the Father's Day 1999 murder of rival gang member David Borunda whose body was found in the backseat of his Buick in Southside Whittier territory.
March 17, 2012
BOYLE HEIGHTS--- Southside Whittier gang member Jesus Hernandez a 23 year old member of the Big Hazard gang in Boyle Heights is sentenced to serve a 31 year term in state prison for the shooting death of Big Hazard shotcaller Robert "Lil Joke" Gonzales. Gonzales, the brother of imprisoned Mexican Mafia member Jose "Big Joker" Hernandez, had sought to mediate an intra-gang dispute between Hernandez and another member of the gang. Hernandez grew angry after receiving a stern rebuke for his part in the dispute from Gonzales. At least two shots were fired in a brief exchange between the two which included reports of Hernandez kicking the fallen Gonzales twice in the head before fleeing the scene. Gonzales older brother is serving a life sentence for the murder of Anna Lizaraga, a gang intervention specialist connected with Edward James Olmos and the making of American Me.
March 22, 2012
NORWALK--- 30 year old Mexican Mafia associate Gerald Luis Gonzales is convicted of murdering his friend Gerald Ramirez, 29, of Santa Fe Springs on behalf of the Mexican Mafia. Gonzales admitted shooting his friend after receiving information that he'd collected taxes from a drug dealer without authorization. Ramirez was shot in a converted garage where Gonzales had been staying in the 11700 block of Smith Avenue in Santa Fe Springs on April 2, 2010. Gonzales was captured after a brief foot chase hours after the fatal encounter.
May 12, 2012
ORANGE COUNTY--- 33 year old Mexican Mafia associate Robert Luis Reil is sentenced to serve a 50 year term for the murder of Santa Ana drug dealer Bernard Ezquivel Felix on January 3, 2010. Reil ordered an unidentified Orange woman to arrange a drug deal between himself and Felix. Reil enlisted fellow Orange Street gang members Christian Galindo, 26, and Armour Villamar, 32, to serve as gunmen in an ambush attack which failed to net the conspirators the drugs they sought in the attack. Reil was later one of 26 inmates charged with participating in a factional dispute involving long time Orange County Eme shot caller Peter Ojeda and Armando Moreno.
June 07, 2012
SAN DIEGO--- 50 year old ranking Mexican Mafia member Robert Mercado acknowledged that he stabbed an accused drug dealer during an attempt to enforce a tax order on the man. Mercado faces a potential 20 year federal prison term when he is sentenced on August 24.
June 7, 2012
ORANGE COUNTY--- Douglas Joseph Jackovich an Orange County gang member and aspiring Mexican Mafia known as "Temper" member pled guilty and admitted being a member of Cear "Roach' Mungia's Forming Chaos gang. Jackovich entered his guilty plea with hopes that his admission would result in a sentence no longer than 29 months when he is sentenced later this year.
June 8, 2012
SAN DIEGO--- Angelina Chavez-Espudo, 49, the wife of Rudy Espudo entered a guilty plea on racketeering charges that arose from her estranged husbands attempt to seize control of San Diego and North County gang activities on behalf of La Eme Chavez-Espudo's sentence was left to the discretion of the judge who will preside over her sentencing in July.
June 9, 2012
SYLMAR--- Conrad Donald Garcia aka Big D., a longtime Eme shot caller and organizer dies at his home in Sylmar, California. Garcia had successfully turned his life around and honored his commitment to serve the Lord.
"Big D" Garcia
June 15, 2012
SAN DIEGO--- 52 year Jose Luis Montellano sought by authorities on warrants charging armed and bank robbery and a host of probation violations was captured in Tijuana. Montellano a documented member of the Mexican Mafia, was found hiding in the colonia Salvatierra on the southwest side of Tijuana.
Jose L. Montellano
July 1, 2012
SAN FERNANDO--- The murder conviction of Yoracio Yepiz aka Horse a 39 year old member of the Vineland Boys convicted of executing Eugenio Cruz a rival Vineland Boys leader in a power grab, was upheld in federal court. Yepiz reportedly shot Cruz in attempt to curry favor with the Mexican Mafia and lift the long-standing green-light placed on the gang over its refusal to kick back to the organization. Yepiz is currently serving a life sentence for racketeering and violence in aid of a racketeering enterprise.
July 25, 2012
BARSTOW--- Rolando Gamez, 35, and Claudio Jiminez, 34, were convicted of murder, conspiracy to commit a crime and participation in a criminal street gang. Gamez and Jiminez were both documented members of Barstow based Los Gents gang. Both were convicted of murdering 28 year old Gilbert Chavez on May 15, 2009 on the order of a Mexican Mafia shot-caller. Sentencing was set for October 12, 2012 at Joshua Tree Superior Court.
July 15, 2012
NORWALK--- 30 year old Mexican Mafia associate Gerald Luis Gonzales is sentenced to serve a 110 year to life term for the murder of fellow Santa Fe Springs gang member Gerald Ramirez, 29, to curry favor with ranking members of the Mexican Mafia. Gonzales admitted shooting Ramirez after receiving information that he'd collected taxes from a drug dealer without authorization from the local Eme representative.
July 25, 2012
Orange County--- 39 year old Mexican Mafia member Rolando Ontiveros aka Rolo is received two consecutive life terms plus 300 months from U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter in Santa Ana. The former Cal State LA business studen and leader of the Lott Street Stoners will serve his sentence in a federal prison.
July 29, 2012
BARSTOW--- Angel Ricardo Aranda a 40 year old Mexican Mafia enforcer is sentenced to serve an 8 year term for being a felon in possession of a firearm and activities related to a plan hatched by Eme shotcallers to seize control of the High Desert's illicit drug market. Aranda was one of 14 gang members "sent" to the High Desert from Los Angeles to distribute drugs and collect taxes for the Mexican Mafia. Aranda pled no contest to the aforementioned charges and acknowledged a prior strike and a 1996 manslaughter conviction. Aranda is one of 10 defendants who have been sentenced in the case. Anthony Moreno, 52, died in Utah under unknown circumstances and Susan Christine Galindo, 47, remains a fugitive. 34 year old Joel Orlando Pompa is scheduled to appear in court on August 17. All were under the authority of fugitive Eme shotcaller Daryl Castrejon.
August 2, 2012
Salvador Orozco Hernandez, Jr., akas: "Pony Boy" "Toro" "Tio" is committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to serve a total term of 204 months. The total sentence of 264 months, with 60 months running concurrently to the undischarged term of imprisonment he was serving as a result of San Bernardino County Superior Court, Case No. FSB059489. Hernandez was sentenced under the terms of a plea agreement signed on November 28, 2011, which included a waiver of his right to appeal his conviction.
August , 2012
SAN DIEGO--- Salvadore Collabello one of the lead defendants in Operation Carnalismo, pled guilty to racketeering charges. The 53 year old Logan Heights gang member and Mexican Mafia point man in charge of a large section of San Diego admitted extorting payments from gangs and collecting more than $10,000 in cash or property on behalf of La Eme. Sentencing was set for October 12.
August 16, 2012
POMONA--- Authorities concluded a 16 month investigation called "Operation Crystal Light" aimed disturbing a major source of methamphetamine traffic involving members and associates of Mexico's La Familial Michoacan drug trafficking organization and several southern California gang members. Many of those charged were members or associates of Ontario's Black Angels gang, Los Amables or Westside Pomona Malditos gangs. Featured in the raid was a house located at 952 Nocta Street in Ontario which was used as a stash house. Among those charged in the sophisticated operation featuring drug imported into the country in a liquid form disguised as gas were;
Jose Juan Garcia Barron aka Tokes
Martin Barron Alcazar aka Quini
Jose Chavez Espinosa aka Guerrin
Enrique Centeno Reyes aka Gordito
Jorge Luis Barron Zarate aka Qoi
Jose Maria Chavez Jr., aka Chema
Jose Maria Chavez aka Chemita
Daniel Lupian aka Yogi
Ines Castillion Joya
Unidentified indictment against "Borrachin"
Jose Ruelas aka Fat Boy
Rudy Zepeda aka Virolo
Rafael Favela aka Chito
Oscar Robles aka Squeaks
Miguel Saucedo aka Blackie
Daniel Yepez aka Chamboogie
Miguel Zaragoza aka Grumpy
Isaac Cervantes aka Wild Bill
Marcos Orejel aka Piolin
August 30, 2012
SAN QUENTIN--- Timothy "Huero" McGhee, former Toonerville shot caller slashes two guards in the death row shower area. Authorities debate the feasibility of conducting a trial for an offense committed by an inmate already sentenced to death with the classification held by McGhee who has few privileges.
September 17, 2012
SAN DIEGO--- Federal investigators concluded a six-month investigation that resulted in the arrest and detention of 33 associates of an Eme connected drug ring centered in Fallbrook. The North County raid resulted in the confiscation of 40 pounds of marijuana, 31 pounds of cocaine, 25 pounds of methamphetamine, 11 ounces of heroin, 38 guns and $166,000 in cash.
Artiega, Eduardo, 23 - Fallbrook
Banks, Richard, 46 - Fallbrook
Belleville, Joshua, 21 - Fallbrook
Belleville, Nathan, 29 - Fallbrook
Bolding, Jesse, 22 - Fallbrook
Bowling, Kent, 65 - Fallbrook
Bruno, James, 25 - Fallbrook
Costa, Bethany, 22 - Vista
Escabedo, Raul, 23 - Fallbrook
Fore, Daniel, 44 - Fallbrook
Fountain, Mark, 50 - Fallbrook
Gonzales, Juan, 45 - Fallbrook
Halkias, Channing, 38 - Fallbrook
Harris, Robert, 50 - Fallbrook
Hernandez, Cesar, 36 - Fallbrook
Lindsey, Ronald, 27 - Fallbrook
Lupercio, Carlos, 28 - Fallbrook
Lupercio, Daniel, 26 - Fallbrook
Mclean, Ariel, 21 - Fallbrook
Monje, Isidro, 58, - Fallbrook
Ochoa, Michael, 39 - Fallbrook
Prather, Oscar, 43 - Fallbrook
Rios, Gustavo, 38 - Fallbrook
Rowe, Gerald, 21, - Oceanside
Santacruz, Eduardo, 29 - Fallbrook
Sims Sr., Jessie, 50 - Fallbrook
Sims, Joseph, 32 - Fallbrook
Vargas, Maria, 21 - Fallbrook
Vasquez, Cynthia, 44 - Fallbrook
Wood, Brok, 21 - Fallbrook
Wyman, Stephen, 32 - Fallbrook
Youssi, Justin, 21 - Fallbrook
Zamudio, Jose, 44 - Fallbrook
October 29, 2012
SANTA ANA--- Alberto 'Puppet' Vargas, 49, was the lead defendant named in an indictment handed down by the Orange County grand jury October 3 with extorting and collecting taxes on behalf of the Mexican Mafia. In addition to Vargas those named were;
Gloria Aguilar, 55
Joe Lara, 40
Raul Gonzalez Hernandez, 36
Edward Barela, 49
Richard Aguilar, 43
Ismael Esquivel, 33
Marvin Robles, 47
Annette Gomez, 33
Alejandro Maldonado, 34
Eugenio Salazar, 41
Vargas is a documented Eme shotcaller aligned with longtime Mexican Mafia leader Peter "Sanja" Ojeda. Vargas was charged in a previous indictment with issuing a green light on Orange County inmates who appeared in an MSNBC show called "Lockdown". Vargas was also accused of passing on an order from Ojeda to kill Armando Moreno a rival Eme leader who challenged Sanja's reign as the premier emero in Orange County.
November 15, 2012
VENTURA---17 of 28 area gang members named in a grand jury indictment charging crimes committed on behalf of La Eme included two juveniles charging conspiracy, street terrorism and extortion. Among the detained were;
Martin Madrigal, 39; aka Evil
David Acosta, 37; aka Shadow
Rodolfo Magdaleno, 34; aka
Sabrina Zuniga, 31;
Brian Beppu, 35;
Guadalupe Barrales, 41;
Juan Rosas, 26;
Jose Arreola, 35;
Ruben Mora, 29;
Miguel Gallardo, 36;
Edwin Mora, 28;
Olivia Tamayo, 37;
Alana Mora, 31;
Jose Mendoza, 23;
Jose Barrales, 39;
Liibrado Navarette, 26;
Javier Tamayo, 34;
and the juveniles
Luis Gomez and Carlos Cabrera, both 16
November 27, 2012
VENTURA---For the second time in a two week span Ventura County authorities struck against La Eme handing down 27 indictments charging local gang members with conspiring to commit felony assaul, extortion, home invasion robberies, narcotics trafficking and participating in organized criminal activity. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean announced during a press conference that the central figure in the conspiracy was a high-ranking member of the Mexican Mafia who managed through a loyal subordinate to control the Ventura county area from a cell in a prison outside the state of California. According to the indictment Martin "Evil" Madrigal by empowering Edwin "Sporty" Mora as the local shotcaller, forced rival gangs to do his bidding. Madrigal by remote oversaw the distribution of a variety of narcotics "most prominently heroin," over an extended area. Madrigal and Mora were the prime targets of a seven month investigation dubbed Operation Wicked Hand. Operation Wicked Hand resulted in the seizure of 32 firearms, 12 handguns, 12 rifles, 4 shotguns 3 assault rifles and 1 silencer equipped MAC-10, $36,000 in cash and a quarter pound of heroin.
December 8, 2012
LOS ANGELES---29 members of the Harpy's Street gang were named in a federal grand jury indictment stemming from a 2 1/2 year investigation dubbed Operation Roman Empire. The 60 count indictment focused on the activities of the Harpy's gang said to have been one of a dozen controlled by imprisoned Mexican Mafia shot-caller Danny Roman serving a life term at Pelican Bay. Using his daughter and son-in-law as messengers, Roman engaged in criminal activities which included but were not limited to tax collection, drug peddling, extortion, armed robbery and murder. Among those named in the indictment were;
Vianna Roman aka Prima, 37, of Los Angeles, who is Danny Romans daughter;
Manuel Valencia aka Droopy, 36, of Walnut, the alleged shot caller of the Harpys gang;
Aaron Soto aka Bobby, 40, of Los Angeles, Vianna Romans husband, allegedly one of the gangs leaders;
Jaime Montano aka Sporty, 32, of Los Angeles, who is linked to the East Side Trece gang and who allegedly led
a conspiracy to murder a witness in a trial against another gang member;
Bryan Valencia aka Flint, 26, of Los Angeles, who allegedly sold drugs and collected taxes from gangs under Danny Romans control;
Eduardo Ramirez aka Blackie, 22, of Los Angeles, who allegedly supplied firearms and drugs to Harpys members;
Juan Delgado aka Kimo, 32, of Los Angeles, who allegedly collected taxes from gangs;
Carlos Delgado aka Oso, 20, of Los Angeles, who allegedly assisted in the sale and delivery of methamphetamine;
Jimmy Ramos aka Jimmy Bones, 28, of Los Angeles, who allegedly sold methamphetamine and transported large amounts of cash;
Jorge Sanchez aka Gizmo, 31, of Los Angeles, who is linked to the Florencia 13 gang and who allegedly sold methamphetamine;
Gwendolyn Etta aka Gwen, 34, of Los Angeles, who allegedly sold methamphetamine with Jorge Sanchez;
Marilyn Eta, 27, of Los Angeles, who allegedly assisted Manuel Bonilla in the sale of drugs and helped Bonilla hide from the police after Bonilla murdered a customer over a drug debt;
Mario Basulto aka Bouncer, 27, of Victorville, who allegedly sold drugs and cellular telephones inside a California state prison;
Ronnie Orozco, 37, of Los Angeles, who is linked to the 38th Street gang and who allegedly oversaw the collection of taxes from the Alameda Swap Meet;
Angel Cenea, 22, of Hollywood, who is linked to the La Mirada Locos gang, and who allegedly attempted to smuggle drugs and cellular telephones into a California state prison;
Nancy Buckley, 28, of Los Angeles, who allegedly helped her husband, Iman Buckley, funnel drug proceeds to Danny Roman;
Denise Halawi, 41, of San Bernardino, who allegedly conspired to sell methamphetamine; and
Walter Alarcon, 36, of Los Angeles, an Eastside Playboys gang member who is charged by himself in an indictment that accuses him of distributing methamphetamine.
Christopher Velasquez aka Whisper,
December 9, 2012
SAN BERNARDINO--- Froylan Chiprez known San Bernardino gang member and accused Mexican Mafia associate was found guilty on four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder for a July 9, 2000 attack dubbed the "Dead Presidents" case. Chiprez was convicted of leading a crew to a Vine Street residence to deliver a message to the Agudo brothers that they were to relinquish control of two prominent Westside gang factions on the order of Salvador Orozco Hernandez. The Agudo brothers were aligned with a rival Mexican Mafia leader vying for control of a lucrative drug, weapons and money laundering operation involving members of the San Manuel Tribe. Chiprez fled the area following the shooting and remained a fugitive until his arrest on June 21, 2011 in Tijuana, Mexico.
December 12, 2012
SAN DIEGO--- 32 year old incarcerated Mexican Mafia associate Eduardo Macias one of three men charged with the attempted murder of a fellow inmate at Donovan State Prison attacked his attorney William Burgener with a crudely fashioned razor during an appearance in the court of Judge Peter Deddeh. Macias and co-defendants Geronimo Polina, 35, and Lionel Quinteros, 26, allegedly attacked Victor Ortiz on July 5, 2010. Prosecutors contend the trio acted on a green-light issued by the Mexican Mafia against Ortiz during a dispute between the victim and another influential Eme leader.
December 17, 2012
LOS ANGELES--- 30 year old Avenues gang member and accused Mexican Mafia associate Armando Albarran aka Chivo, charged with one count each of conspiracy and murder in the August 2, 2008, killing of 27 year old Los Angeles Sheriff Deputy Juan Abel Escalante in Cypress Park. Detained in Mexico, Albarran's arraignment was postponed until January 3., when he is expected to join fellow Avenues gang members Carlos Javier Velasquez, aka Stoney, Guillermo Hernandez, aka Flea, Jose Renteria and fugitive Roberto Salazar in the case.
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