Illegal Alien MS-13 Member Gets Life in Prison for U.S. Murder Rampage

New York, NY—An illegal alien who sneaked across the porous U.S./Mexico border from El Salvador to go on an MS-13 gang crime spree and murder rampage has been sentenced to life in a U.S. prison. 

Carlos Ortega (aka “Silencio”), a former MS-13 leader (Sitios Locos Salvatruchas clique of La Mara Salvatrucha), was sentence to life in prison after his March 21, 2013 convictions for racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, murder, assault with dangerous weapons, and related firearms and conspiracy offenses, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Ortega was a member of MS-13 in El Salvador. He illegally entered the U.S. and embarked on what authorities are calling a "swath of murder" by using guns, knives, clubs, and even machetes to kill his victims.

The Eastern District of New York’s U.S. Attorney Lorretta Lynch described Ortega’s crimes and stated: “Ortega committed heinous acts of violence in the name of MS-13, cutting a swath of murder from Brentwood to Far Rockaway, all within the span of a few weeks.” She added: “Today’s life sentence is a fitting end to Ortega’s reign of terror. He will now have the rest of his life to contemplate the just results of his allegiance to the killing machine known as MS-13.”

The FBI’s assistant director-in-charge of the New York Field Office, George Venizelos, stated: “The victims were robbed of their futures by the defendant’s senseless killing spree. His cowardly acts have earned him a life sentence.” He added: “The defendant’s imprisonment should be a reminder to all those who participate in gang activity that violence and victimization of the public will not be tolerated and will be met with the full force of the FBI.”

The FBI describes MS-13 as an international street gang composed primarily of immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. The DEA describes MS-13 and a transnational criminal organization. The United Nations describes MS-13 as a “mara” group, or international street gang, who is affiliated at low levels with Mexican cartels in the areas of migrant smuggling, human trafficking, and firearms smuggling.

Breitbart News has provided the indictment of Ortega below:

Illegal Alien Who Came For MS-13 Murder Rampage Gets Life In U.S. Prison


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