Six members of the notorious El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, which has which has sought to expand its influence throughout the United States, including the D.C. metropolitan area, were designated Wednesday by the Treasury Department as international criminals as the government seeks to cripple the gang's growing and dangerous operations.
Federal prosecutors in Virginia continue to target the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, the latest focus of a gang task force being a 21-year-old Maryland man who pleaded guilty Friday to sex-trafficking charges.
A 21-year-old Maryland man has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking a juvenile female as part of a prostitution enterprise operated by the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.
The Obama administration has labeled a violent Central American street gang as an international criminal organization subject to U.S. government sanctions, the first time this designation has been given to such a group.
The violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, was designated Thursday by the Treasury Department as a transnational criminal organization, meaning the government can freeze its U.S. assets, seize its property or interests in this country, and make it illegal for anyone in the U.S. to do business with the gang.
A bank robbery suspect in Northern Virginia who appears on security video to be a young, smartly-dressed woman is really an experienced criminal with ties to the MS-13 gang, public records show.
A nationwide sweep by federal, state and local law enforcement authorities of violent street gangs has resulted in more than 30 arrests of gang members named this week in indictments and criminal complaints handed up in courts from Washington, D.C., to Las Vegas.
A leader of a violent street gang tied to the attempted murder of two rival gang members and to the extortion of pimps trafficking prostitutes from Maryland into Virginia pleaded guilty Thursday to federal racketeering charges, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The case of the missing Washington intern devastated a family, destroyed a congressman's career and sparked a media frenzy, but the question of who killed Chandra Levy went unanswered for nearly a decade until a jury on Monday convicted a Salvadoran illegal immigrant of first-degree murder.