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By adamg - 1/27/23 - 11:56 am
Brandao with floating guns

Brandao, in one of his videos.

A federal judge this week sentenced NOB gang leader Michael "G Fredo" Brandao, 22, to nine years in prison for his guilty plea to RICO charges. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/22 - 12:57 pm

A violence vacuum left after 61 MS-13 members were arrested in 2016 was filled by MS-13 leaders coming up from New York to re-assert the gang on the streets of East Boston and neighboring communities through murders, beatings and the recruiting of local high-school students from Central America, federal prosecutors say. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 8:47 pm

Live Boston tells us about the criminal record of Alberto "FatBoii Flex" Polanco, charged with trying to gun down a plainclothes Boston Police officer on Waumbeck Street in Roxbury on Sunday while out on $30,000 bail for an equally unsuccessful attempt to gun down somebody at a Providence nightclub on May 22.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 9:46 am

Tyreek Hall, 19, arrested by Boston Police on June 9 for the "ghost" gun and ammo they say he had stuffed in his waistband, now also faces a federal charge that could get him up to ten years in an out-of-state prison. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/22 - 4:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man, a 17-year-old and two 15-year-olds they say were roaming Oak Lawn Cemetery in Roslindale with loaded guns Friday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/22 - 11:04 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say came to Orton Field on D Street to film a music video with a gun loaded with 11 bullets. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/22 - 4:17 pm
Officer checks blown-out window on Stoughton Street

One of the cars hit by gunfire. Photo by Live Boston.

A man authorities say once headed up the Hendry Street Gang and who was finishing up a federal drug-distribution sentence at a halfway house in the Fenway got into a dispute with somebody outside the Dublin House in Uphams Corner on March 2 that ended with him firing numerous shots across Stoughton Street, a police detective told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/22 - 11:40 pm

Boston Police report the BPD gang unit arrested a 15-year-old in Heath Street Gang territory at the Mildred Hailey Apartments yesterday on charges he shot somebody on the Mission Hill turf of the Annunciation Road gang on May 11. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/22 - 3:05 pm
One of the arrests by an armor-plated ATF agent

Alleged gang member taken in by ATF this morning. Photo by Live Boston.

A federal judge today unsealed an indictment charging 19 alleged members of the Dorchester-based Cameron Street gang with a variety of RICO violations dating to 2010 that include one murder, 33 attempted murders, 17 armed robberies, 19 unarmed robberies, including home invasions, one carjacking and selling crack, marijuana and guns. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/22 - 11:09 pm

The Boston Police gang unit has arrested three men from Roxbury and Dorchester on charges they stole a headstone out of Oak Lawn Cemetery in Roslindale for a teen murdered in 2017. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/22 - 2:14 pm

Salvador, convicted double murderer, making gang signs, with a gang tattoo. From government sentencing memo.

A federal judge today sentenced Henri "Perverso" Salvador Gutierrez to life in prison for the murders of Luis Fernando Orellana Ruano, 18, at Memorial Stadium in East Boston in December, 2016 and Herson Rivas, 17, in a Lynn park two years later. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/22 - 12:54 pm
Gaines exclusion zone around Orchard Park

Court-ordered map of Gaines's exclusion zone once he's on probation.

A federal judge this week sentenced Raymond Gaines, 42, to 90 months in federal prison after he admitted he got caught selling crack to an undercover agent three times at South Shore Plaza following his release on an earlier crack-sales conviction. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/21 - 1:09 pm
Alleged gun waving and pot smoking

Gun waving and pot smoking on Snapchat; from the affidavit.

An alleged Heath Street gang member whom ATF agents say they captured on Snapchat waving guns around and exhaling marijuana smoke now faces a federal charge of being a drug user in possession of a firearm and ammunition, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/21 - 11:25 am

Rasheem Christian got a mandatory sentence of life without parole yesterday following his conviction for first-degree murder for the 2013 death of Brianna Bigby, gunned down as she sat in a car in Egleston Square, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/21 - 9:45 am

The federal judge who presided over the cases against MS-13 members swept up in raids in 2016 after four teenagers were murdered in East Boston ruled yesterday that a leader of the East Coast MS-13 did not get his sentence increased because of his ethnicity, but also ruled that he wants to hear more about whether the man's lawyer was "ineffective" for not appealing his 19 1/2-year sentence. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 3:34 pm

A federal judge in Boston has sentenced Lyndon Scott, 32, a member of the Orchard Park Trailblazers Gang, to 117 months in federal prison following his admission that both a saleable quantity of crack and a loaded gun were found in his car in 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 3:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jeremiah Mines, 30, on charges he shot somebody outside 103 Zeigler St., near Bethune Way around 8:05 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 9:38 am

The US Attorney's office reports a federal judge has sentenced David A Woods, 32, to three years in prison and three years probation for being caught selling crack and fentanyl to a buyer who was working for the FBI in the fall of 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 2:54 pm

A federal judge last week sentenced Angel Rodriguez, 29, to 44 months in federal prison on his guilty plea to RICO violations for his role leading the Devon Street chapter of the Latin Kings, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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