MS-13 Member Who Pleaded Guilty To racketeering Sentenced

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BOSTON (AP) — A member of the notorious MS-13 gang will spend more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges.

Federal prosecutors say 28-year-old Modesto "Snoopy" Ramirez was also sentenced to three years of supervised release Tuesday and will be subject to deportation to Honduras after completing his sentence.

Ramirez, a member of the Trece Locos Salvatrucha clique of MS-13, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in May. 

The evidence included a recording made by a cooperating witness in which Ramirez discussed his intention and willingness to kill a gang rival.

Officials say a total of 49 members have been convicted as part of ongoing prosecutions of members of the clique. Ramirez is one of 40 members who have pleaded guilty, while nine were convicted at trial.

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