A Norteño gang member has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to five life terms for an array of convictions, including the racketeering murders of three young men perceived as rival gang members in South San Francisco in 2010.
Fifteen of 19 defendants in a federal indictment charging gang-related crimes were arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on racketeering, conspiracy, murder and other charges.
A member of the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang is facing life in prison after a jury convicted him of murdering the president of the Hells Angels’ San Francisco chapter.
The seventh defendant was acquitted of all charges, which stemmed from a string of violence in San Francisco’s Mission District in 2008.
A prosecutor told a federal jury in San Francisco Monday that the most important rule of the MS-13 street gang is to “attack and kill rival gang members.”
A former leader of the San Francisco branch of the international MS-13 criminal gang pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to charges of racketeering, murder conspiracy and gun use.