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US Attorney: MS-13 Gang Member Admits to Stabbing Rival Gang Member

He's facing up to 20 years when he's sentenced on Dec. 22

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    Weapons seized earlier this month during a massive indictment of alleged MS-13 gang members.

    Federal authorities say a member of an international criminal gang has pleaded guilty in connection with the stabbing of a rival gang member last year. 

    U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz's office says 29-year-old Mauricio Sanchez of Chelsea, Massachusetts, was one of 61 individuals named in a January indictment targeting the alleged criminal activity of MS-13 gang members in the state. 

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    (Published Friday, Jan. 29, 2016)

    Authorities say Sanchez admitted Friday that he and other MS-13 members stabbed a gang rival near Bellingham Square in Chelsea in December 2015. He pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy. 

    He's facing up to 20 years when he's sentenced on Dec. 22. 

    MS-13 has over 6,000 members in the U.S. and over 30,000 members internationally, mainly in El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.

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