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(CENTRAL ISLIP) NY street gang leader sentenced to 30 years

Fri, July 05, 2013 9:13 AM | NYGIA (Administrator)

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. undefined The former leader of a street gang unit operating on Long Island has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison.

Federal prosecutors say Gustavo Orellana-Torres, also known as "Diablito," pleaded guilty in September 2012 to racketeering stemming from the murder of a Central Islip man.

Prosecutors say Orellana-Torres admitted participating in the killing. Members of his gang, MS-13, believed they had targeted a member of a rival gang in the May 2009 shooting. They later learned the victim had no gang affiliation.

Orellana-Torres also admitted to being with a group who shot and wounded a rival gang member in Roosevelt in July 2009.

Prosecutors say the gang is mostly comprised of immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

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