Four MS-13 Leaders Sentenced

FBI, February 4, 2014

For nearly four years, four leaders of various Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, factions operating in the Atlanta metro area terrorized the community through their flagrant disregard for life—conspiring to commit senseless acts of murder, attempted murder, and armed robbery.

But a multi-year, multi-agency law enforcement effort recently took down this criminal enterprise, eradicating a deadly threat from the streets of Atlanta. Ernesto Escobar, Miguel Alvarado-Linares, and Dimas Alfaro-Granados will be spending the rest of their lives in prison, while Jairo Reyna-Ozuna will be behind bars for more than a decade.

The MS-13 gang is composed primarily of immigrants and/or their descendants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. In the U.S., this extremely violent criminal organization got its start in Los Angeles and then spread out to a number of states around the country, including Georgia.

In Atlanta, as in other areas, members are usually organized into groups called “cliques” that operate under the larger MS-13 umbrella. Each clique has a leader who conducts regular meetings to plan and discuss crimes against rival gangs. In this case, we saw clique leaders reporting back to MS-13 leaders in their home countries about MS-13 activities in the Atlanta area.

The four defendants in this case, who reportedly lived by the credo “rape, kill, control,” perpetrated their crimes for seemingly minor reasons—to enhance their reputations among fellow gang members, to protect their turf from rival gangs, or to exact revenge for a real or perceived slight. The robberies were usually committed to obtain funding to support the criminal enterprise, providing money and weapons to gang members—including incarcerated individuals in the U.S and elsewhere.

Some of the heinous crimes the defendants were charged with included:

  • Murdering a fellow MS-13 member who was thought to be cooperating with police;
  • Ordering an MS-13 member who wanted to leave the gang to first commit an act of violence, leading the departing member to shoot into a car believed to be carrying rival gang members—killing the passenger and wounding the driver;
  • Returning to a nightclub following a fight with a suspected rival gang member and fatally shooting a man walking through the club’s parking lot;
  • Going back to a gas station after a scuffle with two teenagers who worked there and fatally shooting one of them as he painted lines in the parking lot;
  • Murdering a 15-year-old boy—a suspected 18th Street gang member—with a shotgun.

The case was investigated by the Atlanta Safe Streets Task Force, made up of investigators from local, state, and federal agencies, including the FBI. Another key partner was the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Directorate.

Federal participation in this case allowed a number of effective tools to be brought to the table—perhaps most importantly the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) and the VICAR (Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering) statutes with their tougher penalties. Investigators also made use of physical and court-authorized electronic surveillances and confidential informants.

The charges against the four subjects in this case were part of a broader multi-agency investigation of MS-13 in Atlanta, concluded in 2010, which resulted in arrests of, charges against, and/or deportation of 75 members.

Proof positive that dedicated, cooperative efforts among law enforcement agencies can and do win out over dangerous criminal conspiracies.

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  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Immigration enthusiasts are right about one thing: third world immigrants such as MS-13 are doing the jobs ordinary Americans won’t do, such as raping and killing.

    • And spray-painting walls, drive-by shootings . . .

      • Luca

        …and kidnapping, car theft, ID theft and drug dealing.

        • Katherine McChesney

          All the same things that ‘our’ blacks do.

          • QuinnTheEskimo9

            They’ve cornered the market on hacking to death with machetes, which is their signature form of murder. I have no doubt blacks will pick up this habit soon and start the hackings like their fellow cockroaches in South Africa.

            That’s why it’s important to have a gun at all times ready to go against these beasts. Learn how to use it and be ready for when they come at you with a machete.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            Yep, and to remember to shoot them twice in the heart, once in the head as the military and police train recruits to do.

  • Puggg

    Don’t worry. John Boehner’s non-amnesty legislation will bring more of these folks our way.

    If any of these S&M 13 people sentenced today are illegal aliens, will they deported after they’re done with their bid? I’ll save you the mystery: No. Unless we get a miracle and get someone as President at the time they’re let out that cares about immigration law.

  • Brian Cooper

    How is it possible that these gang bangers which permeate throughout American communities, exist? I don’t know how many of them are in the US illegally, but they are so obvious and prominent, why can’t they be picked up, checked out and where possible, deported? Or is doing this not allowed, something to do with profiling?

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Because those we are not allowed to name, let alone criticize are not only allowing them into the country, they are protecting, funding and controlling them. Make no mistake, these gangs compose of enemy nationals who are also enemy guerillas wouldn’t live for a week if our government did not want them among us. If the decision were up to me as to what to do with them, I would have them all hanged together in public as all enemy guerillas are when captured in the field.

    • QuinnTheEskimo9

      Sanctuary cities too, but as the post below pointed out, they have all of the rights of American citizens with their TPS get-out-of-jail-free card.

      The government is trying to disarm us so these violent gangs can prey on us unimpeded. They are oppressed first by their own government and then by Whites when they get here so they are double victims. If they are stopped and frisked, that is considered racial profiling, which is a crime in some places. Better that they can murder, rob, rape, assault and hack to death anyone they please than be oppressed by an evil White-controlled *cough* system.

  • What’s the big deal? The MS-13 gang members were just sharing those “family values” the republicans are always talking about.

    • dd121

      …talking about and not doing anything to preserve.

    • bilderbuster

      Hannity told me that too.

  • WR_the_realist

    That’s just one more problem we never would have had if we’d had a sane immigration policy.

  • Luca

    I love these stories about hispanic family values and immigrant success stories, they simply tug at my heart strings. This is empirical evidence that they are embracing the American way of life and would only be an asset to our society as future productive citizens.

    We really should lavish them with even more entitlements, more programs, open our borders and fix our broken immigration system.

    I wonder if John Boehner reads these heart-warming stories too?

    • bilderbuster

      Boner’s living the multicultural dream.
      His daughter plays the harlot to a nappy headed Black Jamaican every night & he wants the rest of the Whites to have their lives be as enriched as his.

      • QuinnTheEskimo9

        While he lives a life of security and safety in a secure, guarded area with armed bodyguards to protect him and his family.

        He wants the rest of the Whites to be vulnerable to heavily armed gangs from Third World countries and feral American blacks. He’s only doing what he’s told, doesn’t matter what he believes.

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          There is absolutely no economic or political justification for massive third world immigration and multiculturalism. Our governments have been taken over by hostile elites who want to get rid of the white race and western culture.

          I don’t know when whites are going to wake up to their own dispossession and ethnic cleansing, but it better be soon because America is being transformed into a racially mongrelized globalist-run 3rd world slave state (that will eventually fall apart because of its own internal contradictions).

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            I couldn’t agree with you more. However, their goal is not just to eliminate us and destroy the west. They seek absolute power and global control of the world’s resources. The darkies who think they won’t be next on the extermination agenda are sadly mistaken. These demon people already have been calling for the murder of 90 percent or more of the world’s people.

  • bigone4u

    Hispanic gangs will be the next big issue facing us, whether we get “immigration reform” or not. I long for the days of my youth when there was little crime, I rarely saw a nonwhite, and terrorism and gangs were limited to juvenile delinquents stealing hubcaps. My government brought this plague upon my house and I won’t be forgetting that government is my enemy.

    When the gang violence spills out of the barrio into the suburbs, whites will wake up, but for now, those of us who understand are a ragtag band of race realists, white supremicists, libertarians, and neoreactionaries. For now, we must focus on doing all we can to deal with illegal immigration and use the MS-13 story to our advantage in forming public opinion.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      “Proof positive that dedicated, cooperative efforts among law enforcement agencies can and do win out over dangerous criminal conspiracies.”

      After our idiot government let them in in the first place.

  • Spartacus

    Doesn’t the state they’re in have the death penalty ? Why not fry them ?

  • jeffaral

    These are the same people who will become American citizens after amnesty is passed. Besides some whining, there is really not much opposition to legalizing criminal trespassers. White Americans are a joke.

  • Who Me?

    Can’t deport them. Once they were (if ever) actually physically removed, they would be back in 15 minutes, since our “borders” are such a joke.

    • Erasmus

      The US needs her own version of The Star Chamber to deal with this kind of scum and their American enablers.

  • Mergatroyd

    Salvadorans are not illegal, they have TPS, which means temporary protected status, which they’ve had since 2001. It keeps getting renewed every few years so violent criminals like MS-13 get to stay and continue their terrorist activities. They also get all the welfare benefits of American citizens except voting, but I have no doubt they do this as well.

    There is always a hurricane, earthquake or uprising in El Salvador so the U.S. bows to pressure from the El Salvador government to let them stay. They also have the jargon down pat about facing persecution if they are sent home. There’s been 434 percent increase for asylum requests over the past five years.

    Some of the drug money is sent home and Central America doesn’t want these violent thugs back in their country. As it is, American taxpayers get to support these animals for years to come.

    • QuinnTheEskimo9

      Not only that, El Salvador has the lefty government the so-called “refugees” wanted in the first place. Not a single reason for them to be here except to terrorize White Americans with their machetes and automatic weapons and drain the economy with heavy welfare use. Otherwise, they’re of no use to anyone for any reason.

  • shmo123

    I think we should immediately deport and fly them back to their countries of origin. When we get over the airspace of whatever country that may be, simply open the hatch and push them out. No need to waste time and fuel landing. But I’ll be fair. Hand them a parachute before you push them out and tell them they have less then 45 seconds to figure it out.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      I disagree, they should all be executed as enemy guerillas, they came here and killed Americans almost certainly. If it were up to me, the likes of these enemy guerillas would be getting their necks getting stretched in nooses, or eating lead at the hands of a firing squad.

      • jeffaral

        I agree with you. Only violent solutions will do!

      • Rope is cheaper than ammo, especially if one uses the “hoist”, instead of the “drop” method.

  • QuinnTheEskimo9

    If the real leaders were taken out, the rest of the cockroaches could be taken care of easily. Same for the current American government.

    Machetes against rifles? When the time comes, they will be taken care of and there will be heavy retribution for the damage they’ve done to White America.

  • Budd Smith

    Yet the average American thinks having 50 million Mestizos in the US is a good thing.

    • Jack Burton

      What poll shows that?

    • Erasmus

      I’m going to disagree with you.

      You should have written: “Yet the average parasitic American business leader or political leader sees no problem with betraying their country to millions of these insects.”

  • Truth Teller

    M13’s parents and grandparents came to this country as refugees from the communist insurgencies in central America decades ago. They never went back. The Russian immigrants especially in Los Angeles and New York are just as criminal.

    • “White people are criminals, too.”

      As an ex-con on the Terrorist Watch List, I immediately understand that the premise behind your statement is “bait-and-switch” and fails any sort of reality check. What you are apparently attempting to have us believe is that vehicle theft and check fraud are equivalent to home invasions followed by gang-rape and murder. Moreover, I would like to know how many of your faux-Russians are really Chechens and Gypsies. Why not call Trayvon Martin an “American” while we’re at it?

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        Very likely the vast majority of them I daresay. Yes some ethnic Russians do commit crimes, even heinous crimes. But watch the National Geographic documentary about Russia’s prisons and you will see the majority of the worst offenders are both Muslims and non-Slavs.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      There are lots of people there with Russian names who are about as Russian as I would be African, as in not at all. In other words, you got non-Slavic criminal aliens on your hands.