Former FBI most wanted fugitive sentenced in MS-13 gang case

An MS-13 gang member who once was on the FBI's top 10 list of most wanted fugitives has received a 25-year sentence.

News 12 Staff

Jul 31, 2019, 8:16 PM

Updated 1,756 days ago

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(AP) - An MS-13 gang member who once was on the FBI's top 10 list of most wanted fugitives has received a 25-year sentence for killing a man on behalf of the gang and agreeing that a conspirator would commit multiple violent acts.
Walter Yovany Gomez was sentenced Wednesday. He had pleaded guilty in June to racketeering conspiracy.
A 2013 indictment charged Gomez and another man with the fatal beating and stabbing of a fellow gang member suspected of associating with a rival gang in Plainfield. According to the FBI, the victim's throat was slit and he was struck in the head with a bat and stabbed 17 times with a screwdriver.
Gomez's accomplice eventually was convicted of the crime.
Gomez fled New Jersey but was captured in northern Virginia in 2017.
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