LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Two alleged gang members have been convicted of racketeering and conspiring to commit multiple murders.
According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), 25-year-old Junior Noe Alvarado-Requeno and 39-year-old Miguel Angel Corea Diaz were convicted of multiple racketeering-related offenses, including conspiracy, conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.
Court documents indicate that the MS-13 gang is organized into a series of sub-units that operate in specific geographic locations and each location is typically controlled by a single leader — sometimes known as the “First Word.”
Both men were said to be leaders of the Sailors sub-unit, or “cliques.”
Corea Diaz held the title of Primera Palabra, or “First Word,” for the entire east coast while Alvarado-Requeno was the First Word of the Sailors for the Sailors in Maryland.
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