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    MS-13 Gang Leader Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison

    A leader of the MS-13 gang in Massachusetts has been sentenced to 21 years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering charges.

    Federal prosecutors say German Hernandez Escobar was a leader of MS-13's Everett Loco Salvatrucha clique that sold marijuana to finance its criminal operations.

    The 30-year-old, who prosecutors say was nicknamed "Terible,'' was sentenced Monday in Boston federal court. He reached a plea deal with prosecutors just as he was to stand trial in March.

    Hernandez Escobar was among 61 people indicted in a 2016 raid targeting MS-13 in Massachusetts. The operation remains the largest takedown of MS-13 in U.S. history.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Hernandez Escobar will serve 23 years behind bars because of a sentence he received in May in a gun case. He's subject to deportation to his native El Salvador after completing his sentence.

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