ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — An Annapolis MS-13 gang member was sentenced to federal prison Friday.
Marlon Cruz-Flores, 24, was sentenced to 38 years in federal prison for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise and for using, carrying and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, in connection with his MS-13 gang activities.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Announces Will Lift Capacity Restrictions At Some Businesses Starting Monday
According to Cruz-Flores’ plea agreement, from about 2015 through 2017, he was a member and associate of the Hempstead clique of MS-13 and participated in a racketeering conspiracy that included assaults, murder, attempted murder, robbery and drug trafficking.
Specifically, Cruz-Flores admitted that he participated in the murder of a suspected rival gang member, and conspired and attempted to murder two victims in Annapolis.READ MORE: Former Maryland State Government Official Sentenced To Eight Years In Federal Prison For Distribution Of Child Pornography
In addition, between January 2016 and February 2017, Cruz-Flores and other MS-13 members sold marijuana to raise funds for the gang.
The drug proceeds were used for the purchase of more narcotics, weapons and to send to MS-13 members and associates in other states and in El Salvador.MORE NEWS: Trump Administration Officials To Testify On Jan. 6 Riot
United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended HSI, ATF, Anne Arundel Police Department, the Annapolis Police Department, and Anne Arundel State’s Attorney Office.