MS-13 Gang Leader Sentenced To Life In Federal Prison For Multiple Murders In Maryland And Virginia

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Federal District Judge Paula Xinis today sentenced Salvadoran Junior Noe Alvarado-Requeno, alias “Insolente” and “Trankilo,” 24, of Landover, Maryland, to life in federal prison for conspiring to participate in La Mara Salvatrucha. , a transnational criminal enterprise also known as MS-13, and three counts each of murder in aid of organized crime and conspiracy to commit murder in aid of organized crime, as well as conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine . Alvarado-Requeno was convicted of those charges on November 23, 2021 after a four-week trial.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Deputy Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly; Deputy Director in Charge Steven M. D’Antuono, FBI Washington Field Office; Acting Special Agent in Charge Selwyn Smith of the Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Baltimore; Administrator Anne Milgram of the Drug Enforcement Administration; Chief Malik Aziz of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Chief Marcus Jones of the Montgomery County Police Department; and Bedford County (VA) Sheriff Michael W. Miller.

“The brutal and tragic violence perpetrated by Alvarado-Requeno and his fellow MS-13 gang members is totally unacceptable. Today’s sentence sends the message that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland and our local and state partners are working together to expel these violent international gang members to keep our communities safe from the threat of MS-13,” said US Attorney Erek. L. Barron.

“Members of the MS-13 cabal, including Alvarado-Requeno, spread fear in local communities through violence and extortion,” said Steven M. D’Antuono, deputy director in charge of the local office of the FBI in Washington. “He directly participated in the brutal murder of a teenager, and directed and planned four other homicides with his accomplices from MS-13. With today’s sentence, he will no longer be able to commit, or order others to participate in, senseless and brutal violence against members of our communities.”

Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly said, “The Nassau County District Attorney’s office has spent years going after MS-13 on Long Island and dismantling the organization piece by piece, successfully prosecuting key leaders in our area and mitigating gang violence in our communities. This work, however, does not end at the borders of our county. We are proud to have participated in the collaborative investigative effort that led to the prosecution of this dangerous criminal and further lessened the impact of MS-13.”

MS-13 is a transnational gang composed primarily of immigrants or descendants of El Salvador. Branches or “cliques” of MS-13, one of the largest street gangs in the United States, operate throughout Frederick County, Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County, Maryland. .

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