DOJ: MS-13 Member Convicted for Gang Murders of Two Teenagers in East Boston


BOSTON – Following a multi-week trial in federal court in Boston, an MS-13 member was found guilty today of racketeering conspiracy involving murder.  This is the government’s 49th conviction in the case.  Defendant is 16th person found responsible for murder.  Of the 16 individuals held accountable for murder, 15 were in the United States illegally.

Edwin Gonzalez, a/k/a “Sangriento,” 22, a Salvadoran national, was found guilty of conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO or racketeering conspiracy. In addition, the jury found that Gonzalez’s racketeering activity on behalf of MS-13 included his participation in the Sept. 7, 2015, murder of a 15-year-old in East Boston and the Jan. 10, 2016, murder of a 16-year old in East Boston.  U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV scheduled sentencing for Sept. 26, 2018.

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