Eight MS-13 Members Facing Prison Time For Racketeering Conspiracy

Acting U.S. Attorney Maryland Stephen M. Schenning announced a second superseding indictment, charging 13 MS-13 members in connection with a violent racketeering conspiracy.

Prison20-year-old Carlos Roberto Tejada Cruz, aka “Krusty,” of Beltsville
20-year-old Kevin Alexis Hernandez-Guevara, aka “Stop,” of Landover Hills
22-year-old Rolando Aristides Juarez-Vasquez, aka “Virus” and “Daff,” of Hyattsville
21-year-old Jeffry Rodriguez, aka “Hyper,” of Beltsville
20-year-old Junior Noe Alvarado-Requeno, aka “Trankilo,” of Landover
22-year-old Michael Eduardo Conteras, aka “Katra,” Of Silver Spring
18-year-old Luis Fernando Orellana-Estrada, aka “Pnguino,” of Hyattsville
18-year-old Donald Roberto Mendez-Lopez, aka “Chuckie,” of Hyattsville

MS-13 is an international street gang that consists mostly of immigrants from El Salvador. MS-13 operates throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The defendants were members of Sailors Clique, a branch of MS-13.

The defendants allegedly planned and committed extortions, gun and drug trafficking and murders. The Sailors Clique extorted illegal businesses in the Wheaton and Langley Park areas between 2015 through 2017. The proceeds were sent back to MS-13 in El Salvador. The defendants allegedly trafficked cocaine and marijuana in Langley Park.

Alvarado-Requeno ordered other members to murder a person who was thought to be a rival 18th Street gang member on June 16, 2016. Hernandez-Guevara, Tejada-Cruz and other members stabbed an individual to death on July 26, 2016.

Several members traveled to Lynchburg, Virginia to kill an individual on March 27, 2017. On June 1, 2017, Juarez-Vasquez murdered a man in Adelphi.

Tejada-Cruz, Alvarado-Requino and Jarez-Vasquez are facing a sentence of life in prison. Conteras, Rodriguez, Menez-Lopez, Orellana-Estrada are facing a 20-year prison sentence. Hernandez-Guevara and Tejada-Cruz are facing a 10-year prison setnecing. Mendez-Lopez and Orellana-Estrada are facing a 20-year prison sentence.

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