Leader of violent street gang gets 10-year prison sentence

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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 8:59 AM

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston area leader of the violent Central American street gang MS-13 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a racketeering conspiracy involving assault, drug and firearms charges.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 33-year-old Santos Portillo Andrade acknowledged assaulting a person he thought was a member of a rival gang in Malden in 2008, and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine. Andrade, a native of El Salvador living in Revere, was also sentenced to four years of probation and faces possible deportation upon completion of his sentence.

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The U.S. attorney's office says Andrade was the leader of MS-13's East Boston Loco Salvatrucha clique.

He was one of more than 60 members of the gang indicted last year and is the 19th to be sentenced.