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The leader of an MS-13 clique on Long Island pleaded guilty to murder and conspiracy charges this week.

The gang member was charged with ordering the murder of a 15-year old, which was then carried out.

He was also charged with planning the murder of an alleged fellow MS-13 gang member for being disloyal to the group.

The defendant admitted that he reported to gang leadership in El Salvador and the United States.

He is expected to be sentenced to 24 years to life in prison in 2020.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will expand efforts to combat gang violence in Nassau County. 

25 Alleged Gang Members Indicted In New Haven

Jul 11, 2019
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New Haven Police announced this week that 25 members of the Island Brothers Gang were indicted. Local police linked shootings and homicides around the city to the gang.

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Civil rights groups say the procedure of notifying towns in Suffolk County of the release of alleged gang members from jail might be unconstitutional.

3 Indicted In Long Island Gang Murder Conspiracy

May 15, 2019
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Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini announced the indictment of three 18th Street gang members for allegedly conspiring to kill two rival gang members.

The targets were two members of MS-13.

Sini says the county’s partnership with Homeland Security helped avoid the bloodshed.

“We are no longer responding or waiting for tragedy to strike. We’re taking proactive action and do to excellent law enforcement work we are preventing murders.”

He says the gang members used social media to plan and identify their targets.