Gang Leader sentenced in Brooklyn federal court
A former leader of the violent international gang La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as “MS-13,” was sentenced to a term of 30 years imprisonment for racketeering and murder conspiracy charges.
Hector Aleman Lemos, 32, also known as “Diablito,” entered a plea of guilty before Brooklyn Federal Judge Nichoals Garaufis early March.
According to the indictment and other court filings, Lemos was alleged to have been the leader of a chapter of the gang that committed a series of violent crimes, including murder, murder conspiracy and attempted murder, in Flushing and elsewhere.
Among other crimes, Lemos was charged with murdering 25-year-old John Halley in Yonkers, N.Y. Lemos believed, incorrectly, that Halley was a member of a rival gang when he shot him on the street.