An MS-13 member was sentenced Sept. 6 in federal court in Boston on charges of racketeering conspiracy involving murder.
Oscar Noe Recinos Garcia, a/k/a “Psycho,” 24, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 23 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Recinos Garcia will be subject to deportation upon the completion of his sentence. In March 2018, Recinos Garcia pleaded guilty to RICO conspiracy and being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Recinos Garcia was a member of the Everett Locos Salvatrucha, or ELS clique, of MS-13. On behalf of MS-13, Recinos Garcia engaged in racketeering activity, which included involvement in the murder of a teenager who was associated with MS-13 and wrongly suspected by the gang of cooperating with law enforcement. On July 5, 2015, the victim was murdered in Lawrence by Josue Alexis De Paz, a/k/a “Gato,” and Manuel Diaz Granados, a/k/a “Perverso.” Evidence showed that Recinos Garcia and others were involved in planning the murder and shared the intent to have the victim killed.
Recinos Garcia, De Paz, and Diaz Granados were arrested on July 8, 2015, in Somerville in a raid that resulted in the recovery of a firearm, several large knives, photographs of MS-13 members flashing gang signs, and a large volume of MS-13 paraphernalia, including blue and white hats, bandanas and rosary beads. Recinos Garcia was also charged with possession of the firearm seized on that day.
Recinos Garcia is one of 49 defendants who have been convicted as part of this ongoing prosecution.